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Spacelab in Endeavour's payload bay
Mission typeMicrogravity research
Mission duration7 days, 22 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds
Distance travelled5,265,523 kilometers (3,271,844 mi)
Orbits completed126
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSpace Shuttle Endeavour
Landing mass99,450 kilograms (219,250 lb)
Payload mass12,485 kilograms (27,525 lb)
Crew size7
MembersRobert L. Gibson
Curtis L. Brown, Jr.
Mark C. Lee
Jerome "Jay" Apt III
N. Jan Davis
Mae C. Jemison
Mamoru Mohri
Start of mission
Launch date12 September 1992, 14:23:00.0680 (1992-09-12UTC14:23Z) UTC
Launch siteKennedy LC-39B
End of mission
Landing date20 September 1992, 12:53:24 (1992-09-20UTC12:53:25Z) UTC
Landing siteKennedy SLF Runway 33
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude297 kilometres (185 mi)
Apogee altitude310 kilometres (190 mi)
Inclination57.0 degrees
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Left to right - Front row: Apt, Brown; Back row: Davis, Lee, Gibson, Jemison, Mohri
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STS-47 was the 50th Space Shuttle mission of the program, as well as the second mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour. The mission mainly involved conducting experiments in life and material sciences.


Position Crew Member
Commander Robert L. Gibson
Fourth spaceflight
Pilot Curtis L. Brown, Jr.
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Mark C. Lee
Second spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Jay Apt
Second spaceflight
Mission Specialist 3 N. Jan Davis
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 4 Mae C. Jemison
Only spaceflight
Payload Specialist 1 Mamoru Mohri, NASDA
First spaceflight

Backup crew

Position Astronaut
Payload Specialist 1 Chiaki Mukai, NASDA
First spaceflight
Payload Specialist 1 Takao Doi, NASDA
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 4 Stanley L. Koszelak
First spaceflight

Crew seating arrangements

Seat[1] Launch Landing STS-121 seating assignments.png
Seats 1–4 are on the Flight Deck. Seats 5–7 are on the Middeck.
S1 Gibson Gibson
S2 Brown Brown
S3 Lee Davis
S4 Apt Apt
S5 Davis Lee
S6 Jemison Jemison
S7 Mohri Mohri
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