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STS 84



The STS 84 mission was the 6th Shuttle/Mir docking mission and was part of the NASA/Mir program which consisted of nine dockings and seven long duration flights of US astronauts aboard the Russian space station. The previous Shuttle/Mir missions were STS 71, 74, 76, 79 and 81. This series of missions expanded US research on Mir by providing resupply materials for experiments to be performed aboard the station as well as returning experiment samples and data to Earth.

STS 84 involved the transfer of 7,314 pounds of water and logistics to and from the Mir. During the docked phase, 1,025 pounds of water, 844.9 pounds of US science equipment, 2,576.4 pounds of Russian logistics along with 392.7 pounds of miscellaneous material was transferred to Mir. Returned to Earth aboard Atlantis was 897.4 pounds of US science material, 1,171.2 pounds of Russian logistics, 30 pounds of ESA material and 376.4 pounds of miscellaneous material.

The crew consisted of the following members:

Charles J. Percourt - Mission Commander Eileen M. Collins - Pilot C. Michael Foale - Mission Specialist Carlos I. Noreiga - Mission Specialist Edward T. Lu - Mission Specialist Jean-Francois Clervoy - ESA Mission Specialist Elena V. Kondakova - RSA Mission Specialist

Downloaded from Mir - Jerry M. Linenger C. Michael Foale stayed aboard Mir, replacing Linenger.

Alternate Names

  • 24804
  • STS84

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-05-15
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Flight (United States)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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