Space Shuttle Endeavour

  • endeavour
    ov-105
    sts-123 dextre&kibo elm-ps in orbit (cropped).jpg
    endeavour in orbit in 2008, during sts-123
    ov designationov-105
    countryunited states
    contract awardjuly 31, 1987
    named afterhms endeavour (1764)
    statusretired, displayed at california science center in los angeles, california
    first flightsts-49
    may 7, 1992 – may 16, 1992
    last flightsts-134
    may 16, 2011 – june 1, 2011
    no. of missions25
    crew members173
    time spent in space299 days, 3 hours, 34 minutes, 2 seconds
    no. of orbits4,671
    distance travelled122,883,151 mi (197,761,262 km)
    satellites deployed3
    mir dockings1
    iss dockings12

    space shuttle endeavour (orbiter vehicle designation: ov-105) is a retired orbiter from nasa's space shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built. it embarked on its first mission, sts-49, in may 1992 and its 25th and final mission, sts-134, in may 2011.[1][2][3] sts-134 was expected to be the final mission of the space shuttle program,[4] but with the authorization of sts-135, atlantis became the last shuttle to fly.

    the united states congress approved the construction of endeavour in 1987 to replace challenger, which was destroyed in 1986.

    structural spares built during the construction of discovery and atlantis were used in its assembly. nasa chose, on cost grounds, to build endeavour from spares rather than refitting enterprise.

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Endeavour
OV-105
STS-123 Dextre&Kibo ELM-PS in orbit (cropped).jpg
Endeavour in orbit in 2008, during STS-123
OV designationOV-105
CountryUnited States
Contract awardJuly 31, 1987
Named afterHMS Endeavour (1764)
StatusRetired, displayed at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California
First flightSTS-49
May 7, 1992 – May 16, 1992
Last flightSTS-134
May 16, 2011 – June 1, 2011
No. of missions25
Crew members173
Time spent in space299 days, 3 hours, 34 minutes, 2 seconds
No. of orbits4,671
Distance travelled122,883,151 mi (197,761,262 km)
Satellites deployed3
Mir dockings1
ISS dockings12

Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational Shuttle built. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011.[1][2][3] STS-134 was expected to be the final mission of the Space Shuttle program,[4] but with the authorization of STS-135, Atlantis became the last shuttle to fly.

The United States Congress approved the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was destroyed in 1986.

Structural spares built during the construction of Discovery and Atlantis were used in its assembly. NASA chose, on cost grounds, to build Endeavour from spares rather than refitting Enterprise.

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