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STS-88 [Flight # 93]4-16 December 1998Endeavour [13]

Crew:
    Robert Cabana [4], Commander
    Frederick Sturckow [1], Pilot
    Nancy Currie [3], Mission Specialist
    Jerry Ross [6], Mission Specialist
    James Newman [3], Mission Specialist
    Sergei Krikalyov [4], Mission Specialist (Russia)

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [53]
    Date: 4 December 1998
    Time: 08:35:34 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 173 nm
    Inclination: 51.6 degrees
    Orbits: 186
    Duration: 11 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
    Distance: 4,600,000 miles

ISS Docking: Zarya, 7 December 1998, 02:07 UTC - 13 December 1998, 20:24 UTC

Landing:
    Location: Runway 15, Kennedy Space Center, FL [46]
    Date: 16 December 1998
    Time: 03:53:29 UTC
    Rollout: 44 seconds (2,543 meters, 8,343 feet)

Mission EVA's:
     1) On 7 December 1998 for 7 hours, 21 minutes
     2) On 9 December 1998 for 7 hours, 2 minutes
     3) On 12 December 1998 for 6 hours, 59 minutes
EVA's were performed by the following individuals:
    James Newman
    Jerry Ross

Highlights:
    This was the first flight to the new International Space Station (ISS). The Endeavour astronauts successfully connected the Russian Zarya and American Unity modules. Astronauts made repairs to two undeployed antennas and replaced a malfunctioning battery. The ISS was entered and prepared for future habitation. Space Station Assembly Flight 2A

 


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