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STS-109

STS-109 [Flight # 108]1-12 March 2002Columbia [27]

Crew:
    Scott Altman [3], Commander
    Duane Carey [1], Pilot
    John Grunsfeld [4], Payload Commander
    Nancy Currie [4], Mission Specialist
    James Newman [4], Mission Specialist
    Richard Linnehan [3], Mission Specialist
    Michael Massimino [1], Mission Specialist

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [60]
    Date: 1 March 2002
    Time: 11:22:02 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 308 nm
    Inclination: 28.5 degrees
    Orbits: 165
    Duration: 10 days, 22 hours, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
    Distance: 3,900,000 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 33, Kennedy Space Center, FL [58]
    Date: 12 March 2002
    Time: 09:31:52 UTC
    Rollout: 1 minute, 18 seconds (10,119 feet)

Mission EVA's:
     1) On 4 March 2002 for 7 hours, 1 minutes
     2) On 5 March 2002 for 7 hours, 16 minutes
     3) On 6 March 2002 for 6 hours, 48 minutes
     4) On 7 March 2002 for 7 hours, 30 minutes
     5) On 8 March 2002 for 7 hours, 20 minutes
EVA's were performed by the following individuals:
    John Grunsfeld
    Richard Linnehan
    Michael Massimino
    James Newman

Highlights:
    Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 3B. A clogged coolant line for the shuttle nearly caused the mission to be aborted, but NASA engineers concluded that flow was sufficient to complete the flight. Five spacewalks totalling 35 hours, 55 minutes were performed by the crew. Hubble received a new power control unit, new solar arrays, and a new cooling unit for an infrared camera. The Hubble was also placed into a higher orbit.

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