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STS-102 launch.jpg
The launch of STS-102
Mission type ISS crew rotation
Operator NASA
COSPAR ID 2001-010A
SATCAT no. 26718
Mission duration 12 days, 19 hours, 51 minutes, 57 seconds
Distance travelled 8.5 million kilometres (5.3 million miles)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Space Shuttle Discovery
Launch mass 99,503 kilograms (219,367 lb)
Landing mass 90,043 kilograms (198,511 lb)
Payload mass 5,760 kilograms (12,700 lb)
Crew size 7
Members James D. Wetherbee
James M. Kelly
Andrew S. W. Thomas
Paul W. Richards
Launching Yury V. Usachev
James S. Voss
Susan J. Helms
Landing William M. Shepherd
Yuri P. Gidzenko
Sergei K. Krikalev
EVAs 2
EVA duration 15 hours, 17 minutes
Start of mission
Launch date 8 March 2001, 11:42 (2001-03-08UTC11:42Z) UTC
Launch site Kennedy LC-39B
End of mission
Landing date 21 March 2001, 07:33:06 (2001-03-21UTC07:33:07Z) UTC
Landing site Kennedy SLF Runway 15
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 370 kilometres (230 mi)
Apogee 381 kilometres (237 mi)
Inclination 51.5 degrees
Period 92.1 minutes
Docking with ISS
Docking port PMA-2
(Destiny forward)
Docking date 10 March 2001, 06:38 UTC
Undocking date 19 March 2001, 04:32 UTC
Time docked 8 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes

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The STS-102 crew portrait.
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STS-102 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. STS-102 flew in March 2001; its primary objectives were resupplying the ISS and rotating the Expedition 1 and Expedition 2 crews.


Position Launching Astronaut Landing Astronaut
Commander James D. Wetherbee
Fifth spaceflight
Pilot James M. Kelly
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Andrew S. W. Thomas
Third spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Paul W. Richards
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 3 Yury V. Usachev, RKA
Expedition 2
Fourth spaceflight
ISS Commander/ISS Soyuz Commander
William M. Shepherd
Expedition 1
Fourth spaceflight
ISS Commander
Mission Specialist 4 James S. Voss
Expedition 2
Fifth spaceflight
ISS Flight Engineer
Yuri P. Gidzenko, RKA
Expedition 1
Second spaceflight
ISS Soyuz Commander
[citation needed]
Mission Specialist 5 Susan J. Helms
Expedition 2
Fifth spaceflight
ISS Science Officer
[citation needed]
Sergei K. Krikalev, RKA
Expedition 1
Fifth spaceflight
ISS Flight Engineer


  • Voss and Helms – EVA 1
  • EVA 1 Start: 11 March 2001 – 05:12 UTC
  • EVA 1 End: 11 March 2001 – 14:08 UTC
  • Duration: 8 hours, 56 minutes
  • Thomas and Richards – EVA 2
  • EVA 2 Start:13 March 2001 – 05:23 UTC
  • EVA 2 End: 13 March 2001 – 11:44 UTC
  • Duration: 6 hours, 21 minutes

Mission highlights[edit]

Space Station Assembly Flight ISS-5A.1 was the first use of the Multi Purpose Logistics Module (Leonardo) to bring supplies to the station. Also carried an Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC). The ICC had the External Stowage Platform-1 mounted on its underside. ESP-1 was placed on the port side of 'Destiny' as a storage location for ORUs. The mission also included two spacewalks to relocate the units carried up by the ICC to the Destiny module exterior.

Wake-up calls[edit]

NASA began a tradition of playing music to astronauts during the Gemini program, which was first used to wake up a flight crew during Apollo 15.[1] Each track is specially chosen, often by their families, and usually has a special meaning to an individual member of the crew, or is applicable to their daily activities.[1][2]

Flight Day Song Artist/Composer Links
Day 2 "Living the Life" Rockit Scientists wav mp3[dead link]
Transcript[dead link]
Day 4 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Starship wav mp3[dead link]
Transcript[dead link]
Day 6 "From A Distance" Nancy Griffith wav mp3[dead link]
Transcript[dead link]
Day 7 "Free Fallin'" Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers wav mp3[dead link]
Transcript[dead link]
Day 8 "Should I Stay or Should I Go" The Clash wav mp3[dead link]
Transcript[dead link]
Day 12 "Moscow Windows" Unknown wav mp3[dead link]
Transcript[dead link]
Day 13 "Just What I Needed" The Cars wav mp3[dead link]
Transcript[dead link]
Day 20 "Wipe Out" Surfaris wav mp3[dead link]
Transcript[dead link]

See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  1. ^ a b Fries, Colin (25 June 2007). "Chronology of Wakeup Calls" (PDF). NASA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2007. 
  2. ^ NASA (11 May 2009). "STS-102 Wakeup Calls". NASA. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 

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