Endeavor Shuttle Missions
By: Rachael Kang
How it all began...
About the Endeavor
First flight- STS-49
Last flight- Ferry flight on SCA NASA 905 to Los Angeles, California
Last Mission- STS-134The Endeavor had 25 missions in total. It had 154 crew members, in total. The distance traveled 122,883,151 miles and deployed 3 satellites. It spent 296 days, 3 hours, 34 minutes, 2 seconds time in space and the number of orbits was 4671. The STS-134 mission was originally planned as the final mission of the Space Shuttle program, but with authorization of the STS-135 mission, Atlantis became the last Space Shuttle to fly.
STS-49: The first mission of the Endeavor...
Endeavor's first mission was the STS-49, which took from May 7, 1992 - May 16,1992. The goal of the STS-49 was to retreive an Intelsat VI satilite, attach it to a new upper stage, and relaunch it to its intended geosynchronous orbit. After several attempts, the capture was completed with a three-person EVA ( extra-vehicular activity).
- Number of orbits 141
- Distance traveled 5,948,166 kilometres
This is an image of the mission.
Endeavor STS-49 patch
This is th epatch for the STS-49. Cool Fact: the ship in the middle is Captain James Cooks ship!
This is how the STS-49 rocket looked like.