This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle
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|Launch:||January 22, 1998 9:48:15 p.m.|
|Landing:||KSC January 31, 1998 at 5:36 p.m. EST. Runway 15.|
|Duration:||8 days, 19 hours, 48 minutes, 04 seconds.|
|Orbit altitude:||160 nautical miles (296 km)|
|Orbit inclination:||51.6 degrees|
|Distance traveled:||3.6 million miles (5,800,000 km)|
- Terrence W. Wilcutt (3), Commander
- Joe F. Edwards, Jr. (1), Pilot
- Bonnie J. Dunbar (5), Payload Commander
- Michael P. Anderson (1), Mission Specialist
- James F. Reilly, II (1), Mission Specialist
- Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov (1), Mission Specialist - Russia
Launched and stayed on Mir
- Andrew S. W. Thomas (2), Mission Specialist
Landed and returned from Mir
- David A. Wolf (2)
- Orbiter landing with payload: 114,131 kg
- Payload: 7,748 kg
- Perigee: 359 km
- Apogee: 382 km
- Inclination: 51.6.0°
- Period: 92.0 min
8th Mir docking mission
- Docked: January 24, 1998, 20:14:15 UTC
- Undocked: January 29, 1998, 16:56 UTC
- Time Docked: 4 days, 20 h, 41 min, 45 s
The continuing cooperative effort in space exploration between the United States and Russia and a joint spacewalk will be the focus of NASA's first Shuttle mission of 1998 with the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-89. During the mission, more than 7,000 pounds (3,175 kg) of experiments, supplies and hardware are scheduled to be transferred between the two spacecraft.
This is the eighth of nine planned missions to Mir and the fifth one involving an exchange of U.S. astronauts. Astronaut Dave Wolf, who has been on Mir since late September 1997, will be replaced by Astronaut Andrew Thomas. Thomas will spend approximately 4 _ months on the orbiting Russian facility before returning to Earth when Discovery docks to Mir in late May during STS-91.
SPACEHAB Payloads include the Advanced X-Ray Detector (ADV XDT), the Advanced Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (ADV CGBA), the EORF, Mechanics of Granular Materials (MGM) Experiment, Intra-Vehicular Radiation Environment Measurements by the Real-Time Radiation Monitor (RME-1312), Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS), VOA and VRA.
In-Cabin Payloads include the Microgravity Plant Nutrient Experiment MPNE, the Shuttle Ionospheric Modification with Pulsed Local Exhaust (SIMPLEX), the Closed Equilibrated Biological Aquatic System (CEBAS), the TeleMedicine Instrumentation Pack (TMIP), Global Positioning System Development Test Objective (GPS DTO), the Human Performance (HP) Experiment, MSD, EarthKAM, Orbiter Space Vision System (OSVS) Shuttle Condensate Collection (RME-1331), the Thermo-Electric Holding Module (TEHM), the Space Linear Acceleration Mass Measurement Device (DSO 914), the Co-Culture Experiments (CoCult) and the Biochemistry of 3-D Tissue Engineering (BIO3D).
Get Away Special Experiments include the University of Michigan G-093 - Vortex Ring Transit Experiment (VORTEX), the German Aerospace Center and University Giessen G-141 - Structure of Marangoni Convection in Floating Zones Payload, the German Aerospace Center and the Technical University of Claushtal G-145 Glass Fining Experiment and the Chinese Academy of Sciences G-432 canister containing 5 crystal growth and material sciences experiments.
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