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STS 89



STS 89 was a US Shuttle launch intended to reach and dock with the MIR space station to deliver a new American astronaut for endurance and experience in MIR, and to bring back an earlier astronaut after his four months of stay. It also carried 1,500 kg of supplies and docked at 20:14 UT on January 24. STS 89 also carried resources for some microgravity experiments with names like Closed Equilibrated Biological Aquatic System (CEBAS), Microgravity Plant Nutrient Experiment (MPNE), and Interferometer Protein Crystal Growth (IPCG). It unlocked from MIR at 16:56 UT on January 29. More information can be found at:

Alternate Names

  • 25143
  • STS89

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-01-23
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Flight (United States)


  • Human Crew
  • Microgravity

Additional Information

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

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