STS-121



DescriptionSTS-121 was a 2006 NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery. The main purposes of the mission were to test new safety and repair techniques introduced following the Columbia disaster of February 2003 as well as to deliver supplies, equipment and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Reiter from Germany to the ISS.
Year of flight2006
Distance travelled (km)9
Mission Duration12 days 18 hours 37 minutes 54 seconds
Days of mission13
Launch Date4/07/2006
Landing Date17/07/2006
Launch site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing siteKennedy SLF Runway 15
Launch mass (kg)121092
OperatorNASA
Mission typeISS
Mission typeLogistics
Docked toISS
Days Docked9
Time docked8 days 19 hours 16 minutes
Docking date6/07/2006
Undocking date15/07/2006
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)352.80
Apogee (km)354.20
Orbital period (minutes)91.60
Orbits completed202
Inclination (degreees)51.60
Crew size13
MembersSteven W. Lindsey Mark E. Kelly Michael E. Fossum Lisa M. Nowak Stephanie D. Wilson Piers J. Sellers
MembersLaunching: Thomas A. Reiter
Spacecraft typeSpace Shuttle Discovery
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-121