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STS 111



STS 111 is an American shuttle spacecraft that was launched from Cape Canaveral at 21:23 UT on 5 June 2002. It carried a crew of seven astronauts (four American, two Russian and a French) and material to the International Space Station (ISS). Three of the astronauts (one american and two Russians) will remain on ISS for four months, relieving its earlier crew of three. The crew repaired a malfunctioning gyroscope and installed debris sheilds on the Zvesda module. They repaired the wrist joints on the canadian robotic arm/crane, and also facilitated its (eventual) full mobility across the full length of the ISS. The shuttle returned on 19 June 2002 to Edwards AFB in California with four of its crew, plus the three astronauts who had stayed on the ISS for over six months.

Alternate Names

  • 27440
  • STS111

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-06-05
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair
  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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

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