Synopsis: STS-99 was a Space Shuttle Endeavour mission, that launched on 11 February 2000 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The primary objective of the mission was the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) project... (read more)
Space Shuttle Crew STS-99:
Commander - Kevin R. Kregel
Pilot - Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie
Mission Specialist 1 - Gerhard P.J. Thiele
Mission Specialist 2 - Janet L. Kavandi
Mission Specialist 3 - Janice E. Voss
Mission Specialist 4 - Mamoru Mohri, NASDA
STS-99 launches from Kennedy Space Center, February 11, 2000.
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is an international project spearheaded by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency and NASA, with participation of the German Aerospace Center DLR. Its objective is to obtain the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of the Earth. SRTM consists of a specially modified radar system that flew onboard the space shuttle during its 11-day mission. This radar system gathered around 8 terabytes of data to produce unrivaled 3-D images of the Earth's surface.
STS-99 ends as Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at the Shuttle Landing Facility, February 22, 2000.
This was also the last solo flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. All further launches for Endeavour became International Space Station missions.