The Crew & Mission

(STS113-S-002 - September 2002) --- These four astronauts are in training for the STS-113 mission, scheduled this autumn to take up the sixth crew to the International Space Station (ISS) and bring back the members of the fifth expedition, as well as perform a variety of other duties. In front are astronauts James D. Wetherbee (right) and Paul S. Lockhart, commander and pilot, respectively. Attired in training versions of the extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) space suits are astronauts Michael E. Lopez-Alegria (left) and John B. Herrington, both mission specialists.

(JSC2002-00687 - 25 March 2002) --- The STS-113 and Expedition Six crews, attired in training versions of the full-pressure launch and entry suit, pose for a group photo prior to a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). From the left are astronauts James D. Wetherbee, Christopher J. (Gus) Loria, Michael E. Lopez-Alegria and John B. Herrington, Kenneth D. Bowersox, cosmonaut Nikolai M. Budarin and astronaut Donald A. Thomas.

Mission: International Space Station 11A
Space Shuttle: Endeavour
Launch Pad: 39A
Launched: November 23, 2002, 7:49:47.079 p.m. EST
Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Landing: December 7, 2002, 2:37:12 p.m. EST
Runway: 33
Rollout Distance: 10,563 feet
Mission Duration: 13 days, 18 hours, 48 minutes and 38 seconds
Miles Traveled: 5.7 million

STS-113 art

(STS113-S-001 - May and September 2002) --- This is the crew patch for the STS-113 mission, which will be the eleventh American (11A) assembly flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The primary mission will be to take the Expedition Six crew to the ISS and return the Expedition Five crew to Earth. STS-113 will be the first flight in the assembly sequence to install a major component in addition to performing a crew exchange. The Port 1 Integrated Truss Assembly (P1) will be the first truss segment on the left side of the ISS. P1 will provide an additional three External Thermal Control System radiators, adding to the three radiators on the Starboard 1 (S1) Integrated Truss Assembly. The installation and outfitting of P1 will require three extravehicular activities (space walks) as well as coordination between the Shuttle Robotic Manipulator System and the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System. The patch depicts the Space Shuttle Endeavour docked to the ISS during the installation of the P1 truss with the gold astronaut symbol in the background. The seven stars at the top left center of the patch are the seven brightest stars in the constellation Orion. They represent the combined seven crew members (four Shuttle and three Expedition Six). The three stars to the right of the astronaut symbol represent the returning Expedition Five crew members. The Roman Numeral CXIII represents the mission number 113.

Collecting STS-113

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