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Synopsis: STS-96 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery, and the first shuttle flight to dock with the International Space Station. The shuttle carried the Spacehab module in the payload, filled with cargo for station outfitting. STS-96 launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 27 May 1999 at 06:49 EDT... (read more)
Space Shuttle Crew STS-96:
Commander - Kent V. Rominger
Pilot - Rick D. Husband
Mission Specialist 1 - Tamara E. Jernigan
Mission Specialist 2 - Ellen Ochoa
Mission Specialist 3 - Daniel T. Barry
Mission Specialist 4 - Julie Payette, CSA
Mission Specialist 5 - Valery I. Tokarev, RKA
STS-96 was a logistics and resupply mission for the International Space Station.
The Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC) carried the Russian cargo crane, known as STRELA, which was mounted to the exterior of the Russian station segment, the SPACEHAB Oceaneering Space System Box (SHOSS) and a U.S. built crane called the ORU Transfer Device (OTD).
Other payloads on STS-96 were the Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite for Heuristic International Networking Equipment (STARSHINE), the Shuttle Vibration Forces Experiment (SVF) and the Orbiter Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring - HEDS Technology Demonstration (IVHM HTD).