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STS 118



STS 118 is an American shuttle craft that was launched at 22:37 UT on 08 August 2007 from Cape Canaveral. It carried seven astronauts (six American and one Canadian) to the International Space Station (ISS) and docked with the ISS at 17:53 UT on 10 August 2007. The astronauts made three spacewalks to install a 1.6 tonne truss that extends the station, to replace a defective gyroscope, and to install a 3.1 tonne external equipment storage platform. They also delivered 2.7 tonnes of food, fuel, and equipment. (A fourth spacewalk was considered, but not executed, to repair a deep 9 cm2 gouge in the shuttle's heat tiles, that was caused by an insulation piece from the external fuel tank during launch.) The shuttle, with all the astronauts, returned to Cape Canaveral at 16:32 UT on 21 August 2007.

Alternate Names

  • 32008
  • STS118

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-08-08
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

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

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