Manned Flight nº: 204

Earth orbit Flight nº: 201

USA manned Flight nº: 120

8nd Shuttle docking with Mir

Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 25143 / 98003A
Launch date - time 22 Jan 1998 - 02:48:15 UT
Launch site KSC, LC39A
Launch vehicle  Space Shuttle
Orbiter Endeavour #12 (OV-105)
Primary payload Spacehab SH-10
Mass (kg) 
Launch Crew Wilcutt, Edwards, Reilly, Anderson
Dunbar, Sharipov, Thomas
Docking date - time 24 Jan 1998 - 20:14 UT
Target spacecraft/port Mir/SO module
Earth orbit on :
   - Perigee / Apogee 359 / 382 km
   - Inclination 51.6°
   - Period 92.0 min
Undocking date - time 29 Jan 1998 - 16:57 UT
Landing date - time 31 Jan 1998 - 22:35:09 UT
Landing location KSC, Runway 15
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 8d 19h 48m
Nbr orbits 138
Landing crew Wilcutt, Edwards, Reilly, Anderson,
Dunbar, Sharipov, Wolf
 (crew STS-89 & STS-86)

Thomas landed with STS-91 on 12 Jun 1998 (2213 orbits)


Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration
1  Wilcutt  Terrence Wade  CDR 8d 19h 48m 
2  Edwards  Joe Frank, Jr.  PLT 8d 19h 48m 
3  Dunbar  Bonnie Jeanne  MSP 8d 19h 48m 
4  Anderson  Michael Philip  MSP 8d 19h 48m 
5  Reilly  James Francis II  MSP 8d 19h 48m 
6  Sharipov  Salizhan Shakirovich  MSP 8d 19h 48m 
7  Thomas  Andrew Sydney Withiel  MSP 140d 15h 13m 


Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC); landing on Cape Canaveral (KSC); 8th MIR-Docking-Mission; supplies and equipment were brought to MIR (i.e. two computers, a cooling system and a compressor); common flight of 4d 20h 43m; Thomas replaced Dave Wolf as a member of MIR resident crew.

Mission details:

Astrophilately covers:


Special launch cancel Kennedy Space Center.

Ref.: #7(JR348-349), #8, #16 - update: 31.01.19 Home