Manned Flight n: 182

Earth orbit Flight n: 179

USA manned Flight n: 102

Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 23667 / 95048A
Launch date - time 07 Sep 1995 - 15:09:00 UT
Launch site KSC, LC39A
Launch vehicle  Space Shuttle
Orbiter Endeavour #9 (OV-105)
Primary payload Spartan-201
Mass (kg) 
Flight Crew Walker, Cockrell, Voss
Newman, Gernhardt
Earth orbit on :
   - Perigee / Apogee 339 x 345 km
   - Inclination 28.46 deg
   - Period 91.38 min
Landing date - time 18 Sep 1995 - 11:37:56 UT
Landing location KSC, Runway 33
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 10d 20h28m
Nbr orbits 171
Distance traveled 7,242,047 km


Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration
1  Walker  David Mathieson  CDR 10d 20h 28m 
2  Cockrell  Kenneth Dale  PLT 10d 20h 28m 
3  Voss  James Shelton  MSP 10d 20h 28m 
4  Newman  James Hansen  MSP 10d 20h 28m 
5  Gernhardt  Michael Landon  MSP 10d 20h 28m 

Mission details:

Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC); landing on Cape Canaveral (KSC); deploying of SPARTAN-201 research-platform and retrieval after two days of free flying; deploying of "Wake Shield Facility" (WSF-2) and retrieval after free flying; EVA by Voss and Gernhardt on 16.09.1995 (6h 46m) to test assembly techniques for the ISS.
07 September 1995 15:09 GMT. Duration: 10.85 days. Agency: NASA. Payload: Endeavour F08 / Spartan / WSF. Mass: 11,499 kg. Perigee: 321 km. Apogee: 321 km. Inclination: 28.5 deg. Period: 91.4 min.

Launch view of the Endeavour - Credit: NASA.

Landing of the Endeavour - Credit: NASA.

Deployed and retrieved Spartan 201, WSF 2. Payloads: Wake Shield Facility (WSF) 2; Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for As-tronomy (SPARTAN) 201; International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH)1; Inter-Mars Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (ITEPC); Extravehicular Activity Development Flight Test (EDFT) 2; Capillary Pumped Loop (CAPL) 2/ getaway special (GAS) bridge assembly with five GAS payloads; Auroral Photography Experiment (APE) B; Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC); Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA), Configuration A; Electrolysis Perfor-mance Improvement Concept Study (EPICS); Space Tissue Loss (STL)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cells (C); Commercial Middeck Instrumentation Technology Associates Experiment (CMIX).

Orbiter Liftoff Mass: 116,486 kg. Orbiter Mass at Landing: 99,737 kg. Payload to Orbit: 11,499 kg. Payload Returned: 11,477 kg. EVA: James S. Voss and Michael L. Gernhardt for 6 hours, 45 minutes. Voss and Gernhardt performed a number of tasks designed to evaluate and verify specific assembly and maintenance techniques and tools for the International Space Station. They also evaluated spacesuit design modifications to protect spacewalkers from the extremely cold space environment as well as an electronic cuff checklist device worn on the wrist.

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