- Press Release
- Feb 8, 2023
Shuttle Crews Named for Space Station and Research Missions
Astronaut crews have begun training for the STS-105 mission, which will
exchange International Space Station crewmembers in June, and the
STS-107 research mission in July.
Scott J. Horowitz, Ph.D. (Col., USAF) will command the STS-105 mission
on board the Shuttle Endeavour. Joining him on the flight deck is Pilot
Frederick W. “Rick” Sturckow (Maj., USMC). Mission specialists, Daniel
T. Barry M.D., Ph.D. and Patrick G. Forrester (Lt. Col., USA) will round
out the crew. Also on board will be ISS Expedition 3 crewmembers Frank
L. Culbertson (Capt., USN, Ret.), Vladimir N. Dezhurov (Lt. Col.,
Russian Air Force), and Mikhail Turin who will begin a 4-month stay on
the station. Expedition 2 crewmembers Yuri V. Usachev, James S. Voss
(Col., USA, Ret.) and Susan J. Helms (Col., USAF) will conclude their
tour on the ISS and return to Earth on board Endeavour.
Horowitz will be taking his fourth trip into space, previously serving
as pilot on STS-75 in 1996, STS-82 in 1997 and STS-101 last May.
Sturckow was the pilot on STS-88, the first space station assembly
mission in 1998. Barry, a veteran of two space walks, flew on STS-72 in
1996 and STS-96 in 1999. Forrester, selected as an astronaut candidate
in 1996, will be taking his first flight into space.
Rick D. Husband (Lt. Col., USAF) will command the STS-107 mission with
first-time flier William C. “Willie” McCool (Cmdr., USN) joining him as
pilot. Husband served as pilot on STS-96, a space station assembly
mission. McCool was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1996 and will
be making his first flight to space. The remaining STS-107 crewmembers
were previously named.