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List of space shuttle missions

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This is a list of human spaceflight missions flown by space shuttles. As of 2004, only the United States (Missing image
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) has flown manned shuttle missions, in the Space Shuttle program, while the Soviet Union (Missing image
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) flew one unmanned flight of the Buran.

Naming in the US Space Shuttle program

The shuttle is officially referred to in NASA jargon as the Space Transportation System (STS). Specific shuttle missions are therefore designated with the prefix STS. Initially, the launches were given sequential numbers indicating order of launch, such as STS-9. Beginning in 1984, each mission was assigned a code, such as STS-41-B, with the first digit indicating the last digit of the federal fiscal year, the second digit indicating the launch site (1 was Kennedy Space Center and 2 was Vandenberg Air Force Base, although Vandenberg was never used), and the letter indicating scheduling sequence. These codes were assigned when the launches were initially scheduled and were not changed as missions were delayed or rescheduled. After the Challenger disaster, a sequential numbering system was restored, with the number according to counting from the beginning, although, unlike the initial system, the assignment of numbers is based on the initial schedule and may not reflect launch order. The letter indicates that the intermediate numbering system applies, and e.g. flight STS-51 was many years after STS-51-A.

As of 2004, the last flight was STS-107, the 113th, including the one which consisted of a disastrous ascent only.

List of shuttle flights

  • Flight Statistics (as of February 3, 2003)
Shuttle Flight Days Orbits Distance
-mi-
Distance
-km-
Flights Longest flight
-days-
Crew and
passengers
EVAs Mir/ISS
docking
Satellites
deployed
Atlantis 220.40 3,468 89,908,732 144,694,078 26 12.89 161 21 7 / 6 14
Challenger 62.41 995 25,803,940 41,527,416 10 8.23 60 6 0 / 0 10
Columbia 300.74 4,808 125,204,911 201,497,772 28 17.66 160 7 0 / 0 8
Discovery 241.95 3,808 98,710,673 158,859,430 30 12.91 185 25 1 / 4 26
Endeavour 206.60 3,259 85,072,077 136,910,237 19 13.86 130 29 1 / 6 3
Total 1,032.10 16,338 424,700,332 683,488,932 113 17.66 (STS-80) 696 88 9 / 16 61
Buran 1.01 0.14 2 51,764 83,307 1 0.14 0 0 0 / 0 0


Date Mission Agency Vehicle Launch Site Landing Site Note
April 12 1981 STS-1 Missing image
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Columbia LC-39A Edwards AFB First reusable spacecraft flight
November 12 1981 STS-2 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Edwards AFB Truncated due to fuel cell problem
March 22 1982 STS-3 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A White Sands Shuttle R&D flight
June 27 1982 STS-4 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Edwards AFB Last shuttle R&D flight
November 11 1982 STS-5 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Edwards AFB Multiple comsat launches
April 4, 1983 STS-6 Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39A Edwards AFB TDRS launch
June 18, 1983 STS-7 Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39A Edwards AFB Multiple comsat launches
August 30, 1983 STS-8 Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39A Edwards AFB Comsat launch
November 28, 1983 STS-9 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Edwards AFB Spacelab mission
February 3, 1984 STS-41-B Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39A Kennedy Comsat launches, first untethered spacewalk
April 6, 1984 STS-41-C Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39A Edwards AFB Solar Max servicing, LDEF launch
August 30, 1984 STS-41-D Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Edwards AFB Multiple comsat launches
October 5, 1984 STS-41-G Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39A Kennedy Earth Radiation Budget Satellite launch
November 8, 1984 STS-51-A Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Kennedy Multiple comsat launches
January 25, 1985 STS-51-C Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Kennedy Magnum satellite launch
April 12, 1985 STS-51-D Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Kennedy Multiple comsat launches
April 29, 1985 STS-51-B Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39A Edwards AFB Spacelab mission
June 17, 1985 STS-51-G Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Edwards AFB Multiple comsat launches
July 29, 1985 STS-51-F Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39A Edwards AFB Spacelab mission
August 27, 1985 STS-51-I Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Edwards AFB Multiple comsat launches
October 3, 1985 STS-51-J Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Edwards AFB DSCS satellite launch
October 30, 1985 STS-61-A Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39A Edwards AFB Spacelab mission
November 26, 1985 STS-61-B Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Edwards AFB Multiple comsat launches
January 12, 1986 STS-61-C Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Edwards AFB Comsat launch
January 28, 1986 STS-51-L Missing image
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NASA
Challenger LC-39B N/A Planned TDRS launch, Loss of vehicle
September 29, 1988 STS-26 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Edwards AFB TDRS launch
November 15, 1988 1K1 Missing image
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USSR
Buran 1.01 Site 112 Baikonur Unmanned test flight
December 2, 1988 STS-27 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Edwards AFB Lacrosse 1 launch
March 13, 1989 STS-29 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Edwards AFB TDRS launch
May 4, 1989 STS-30 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Edwards AFB Magellan Venus probe launch
August 8, 1989 STS-28 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Edwards AFB Satellite Data System launch
October 18, 1989 STS-34 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Edwards AFB Galileo Jupiter probe launch
November 22, 1989 STS-33 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Edwards AFB Magnum satellite launch
January 9, 1990 STS-32 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Edwards AFB SYNCOM IV-F5 satellite launch
February 28, 1990 STS-36 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Edwards AFB Misty reconnaissance satellite launch
April 24, 1990 STS-31 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Edwards AFB Hubble Space Telescope launch
October 6, 1990 STS-41 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Edwards AFB Ulysses solar probe launch
November 15, 1990 STS-38 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Kennedy Magnum satellite launch
December 2, 1990 STS-35 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Edwards AFB Use of ASTRO-1 observatory
April 5, 1991 STS-37 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Edwards AFB Compton Gamma Ray Observatory launch
April 28, 1991 STS-39 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Kennedy First unclassified DoD mission
June 5, 1991 STS-40 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Edwards AFB Spacelab mission
August 2, 1991 STS-43 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Kennedy TDRS launch
September 12, 1991 STS-48 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Edwards AFB Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite launch
November 24, 1991 STS-44 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Edwards AFB DSP satellite launch
January 22, 1992 STS-42 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Edwards AFB Spacelab mission
March 24, 1992 STS-45 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Kennedy ATLAS-1 science platform
May 7, 1992 STS-49 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B Edwards AFB Intelsat VI repair
June 25, 1992 STS-50 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Kennedy Spacelab mission
July 31, 1992 STS-46 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Kennedy Attempted tethered satellite deployment
September 12, 1992 STS-47 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B Kennedy Spacelab mission
October 22, 1992 STS-52 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Kennedy LAGEOS II, microgravity experiments
December 2, 1992 STS-53 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Edwards AFB Classified DoD satellite launch
January 13, 1993 STS-54 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B Kennedy TDRS launch
April 8, 1993 STS-56 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Kennedy ATLAS-2 science platform
April 26, 1993 STS-55 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Edwards AFB Spacelab mission
June 21, 1993 STS-57 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B Kennedy SPACEHAB, EURECA
September 12, 1993 STS-51 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Kennedy ACTS satellite launched
October 18, 1993 STS-58 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Edwards AFB Spacelab mission
December 2, 1993 STS-61 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B Kennedy Hubble Space Telescope servicing
February 3, 1994 STS-60 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Kennedy SPACEHAB, Wake Shield Facility
March 4, 1994 STS-62 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Kennedy Microgravity experiments
April 9, 1994 STS-59 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Kennedy Space Radar Laboratory-1
July 8, 1994 STS-65 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Kennedy Spacelab mission
September 9, 1994 STS-64 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Edwards AFB Multiple science experiments; SPARTAN
September 30, 1994 STS-68 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Edwards AFB Space Radar Laboratory-2
November 3, 1994 STS-66 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Edwards AFB ATLAS-3 science platform
February 3, 1995 STS-63 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Kennedy Mir flyaround
March 2, 1995 STS-67 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Edwards AFB ASTRO-2
June 27, 1995 STS-71 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Kennedy First Shuttle-Mir docking
June 13, 1995 STS-70 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Kennedy TDRS launch
September 7, 1995 STS-69 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Kennedy Wake Shield Facility, SPARTAN
October 20, 1995 STS-73 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Kennedy Spacelab mission
November 12, 1995 STS-74 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Kennedy Shuttle-Mir docking
January 11, 1996 STS-72 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B Kennedy Retrieved Japan's Space Flyer Unit
February 22, 1996 STS-75 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Kennedy Tethered satellite
March 22, 1996 STS-76 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Kennedy Shuttle-Mir docking
May 19, 1996 STS-77 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B Kennedy SPACEHAB; SPARTAN
June 20, 1996 STS-78 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Kennedy Spacelab mission
September 16, 1996 STS-79 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Kennedy Shuttle-Mir docking
November 19, 1996 STS-80 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Kennedy Wake Shield Facility; ASTRO-SPAS
January 12, 1997 STS-81 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Kennedy Shuttle-Mir docking
February 11, 1997 STS-82 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Kennedy Hubble Space Telescope servicing
April 4, 1997 STS-83 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Kennedy Truncated due to fuel cell problem
May 15, 1997 STS-84 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Kennedy Shuttle-Mir docking
July 1, 1997 STS-94 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Kennedy Spacelab mission
August 7, 1997 STS-85 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Kennedy CRISTA-SPAS
September 25, 1997 STS-86 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Kennedy Shuttle-Mir docking
November 19, 1997 STS-87 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Kennedy Microgravity experiments
January 22, 1998 STS-89 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Kennedy Shuttle-Mir docking
April 17, 1998 STS-90 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Kennedy Spacelab mission
June 2, 1998 STS-91 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Kennedy Shuttle-Mir docking
October 29, 1998 STS-95 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Kennedy SPACEHAB; John Glenn flies again
December 4, 1998 STS-88 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Kennedy First ISS assembly flight: Node 1
May 27, 1999 STS-96 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Kennedy ISS supply
July 23, 1999 STS-93 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39B Kennedy Chandra X-Ray Observatory launch
December 19, 1999 STS-103 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Kennedy Hubble Space Telescope servicing
February 11, 2000 STS-99 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Kennedy Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
May 19, 2000 STS-101 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Kennedy ISS supply
September 8, 2000 STS-106 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Kennedy ISS supply
October 11, 2000 STS-92 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Edwards AFB ISS assembly: Z1 truss
November 30, 2000 STS-97 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B Kennedy ISS assembly: solar arrays, radiators
February 7, 2001 STS-98 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39A Edwards AFB ISS assembly: Destiny lab
March 8, 2001 STS-102 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Kennedy ISS supply, crew rotation
April 19, 2001 STS-100 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Edwards AFB ISS assembly: robotic arm
July 12, 2001 STS-104 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Kennedy ISS assembly: airlock
August 10, 2001 STS-105 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39A Kennedy ISS supply, crew rotation
December 5, 2001 STS-108 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B Kennedy ISS supply
March 1, 2002 STS-109 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A Kennedy Hubble Space Telescope servicing
April 8, 2002 STS-110 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Kennedy ISS assembly: S0 truss, Mobile Transporter
June 5, 2002 STS-111 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Edwards AFB ISS supply, crew rotation
October 7, 2002 STS-112 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B Kennedy ISS assembly: S1 truss
November 23, 2002 STS-113 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39A Kennedy ISS assembly: P1 truss, crew rotation
January 16, 2003 STS-107 Missing image
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NASA
Columbia LC-39A N/A Loss of vehicle
~July 23, 2005 STS-114 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B Planned return-to-flight, ETA spring, 2005
~Sep 9, 2005 STS-121 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B ISS supply, crew rotation
~Feb 16, 2006 STS-115 Missing image
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NASA
Atlantis LC-39B ISS assembly: P3/P4 truss, solar arrays
~Apr 23, 2006 STS-116 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B ISS assembly: P5 truss
~July 13, 2006 STS-117 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B ISS assembly: S3/S4 Truss, solar arrays
~Nov 7, 2006 STS-118 Missing image
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NASA
Discovery LC-39B ISS assembly: S5 Truss
~Dec 14, 2006 STS-119 Missing image
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NASA
Endeavour LC-39B ISS assembly: S6 Truss, solar arrays

NASA Official Space Shuttle Manifest (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/future/index.html) Unofficial Space Shuttle Manifest (http://www.sworld.com.au/steven/space/shuttle/manifest.txt)

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