Status Report

Space Shuttle Processing Status 7 Dec 2002

By SpaceRef Editor
December 7, 2002
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MISSION STS-113 – 16th ISS Flight (11A) – P1 Truss Segment

  • LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 23, 2002 at 7:49:47 p.m. EST
  • LANDING DATE: Dec. 7, 2002 at 2:38:25 p.m. EST
  • MISSION DURATION: 13 days, 18 hours, 48 minutes
  • SHUTTLE CREW: Wetherbee, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria, Herrington
  • ISS CREW UP: Bowersox, Budarin, Pettit
  • ISS CREW DOWN: Korzun, Whitson, Treschev
  • ORBITAL ALTITUDE AND INCLINATION: 122 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note: On the fourth day of landing attempts, Commander Jim Wetherbee guided Endeavour to a smooth landing on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility marking the completion of a successful mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

After logging 5.74 million statue miles during 215 orbits, Endeavour’s main landing gear touched down at about 2:38 p.m. The crew members were on schedule to exit the Orbiter for the Crew Transfer Vehicle about one hour after landing. The STS-113 crewmembers and the three Expedition 5 crewmembers will return to Houston, Texas, on Monday.

Later today, Endeavour will be towed to a processing facility to begin deservicing and processing for its next mission, the STS-115 mission to the ISS, currently scheduled to launch in May 2003.

Unofficial Shuttle Landing Timetable:

  • Main Gear 2:37:12 EST 13 days, 18 hours, 47 minutes, 25 seconds MET
  • Nose Gear 2:37:23 EST 13 days, 18 hours, 47 minutes, 36 seconds MET
  • Wheel Stop 2:38:25 EST 13 days, 18 hours, 48 minutes, 38 seconds MET

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