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STS 129



STS 129 was an American shuttle craft carrying six astronauts and 12.36 tonnes of supplies for the International Space Station. It launched from Cape Canaveral on 16 November 2009 at 19:28 UT. The craft docked with the International Space Station at 16:51 UT on 18 November 2009. The cargo included mostly spare parts for the ISS, much of which were mounted on the exterior of the ISS on two Express Logistics Carriers (ELC 1 and 2). The mission included three spacewalks and the return of one of the ISS crew members. The STS 129 mission completed with a landing at Cape Canaveral on 27 November 2009 at 14:45 UT.

Alternate Names

  • 36094
  • STS129

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-11-16
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Space Operations Mission Directorate (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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