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STS-126
Part of ISS Family
ISS logistics flight. Station resupply with Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM).

AKA: Endeavour;ISS-ULF2. Launched: 2008-11-15. Returned: 2008-11-29. Number crew: 6 . Duration: 15.85 days.

Station resupply with Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM).


More at: STS-126.

Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Boe, Bowen, Ferguson, Kimbrough, Pettit, Stefanyshyn-Piper. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral. Agency: NASA.

2008 November 15 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Shelter - . Flight: STS-126. "Shelter" by Xavier Rudd. It was played for Commander Christopher Ferguson..

2008 November 15 - . 00:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-126 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Boe, Bowen, Ferguson, Kimbrough, Magnus, Pettit, Stefanyshyn-Piper. Return Crew: Boe, Bowen, Ferguson, Kimbrough, Magnus, Pettit, Stefanyshyn-Piper. Payload: Endeavour F22 / MPLM-1 / ULF-2. Mass: 116,500 kg (256,800 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Boe, Bowen, Ferguson, Kimbrough, Magnus, Pettit, Stefanyshyn-Piper. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13, STS-124 ISS EO-17, STS-126, STS-126 ISS EO-18. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 15.85 days. Decay Date: 2008-11-30 . USAF Sat Cat: 33441 . COSPAR: 2008-059A. Apogee: 352 km (218 mi). Perigee: 344 km (213 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min.

    ISS resupply and internal outfitting flight, docked at the Harmony module of the sation at 22:01 GMT on 16 November. The Leonardo module contained 6956 kg of cargo, mainly devoted to allowing a future full ISS crew of six: two crew quarters racks, a Galley rack, a Waste and Hygiene Compartment rack, two Water Recovery System racks, an experiment rack, a Combustion integration rack, and miscellaneous supplies in three Resupply Stowage Racks and six Resupply Stowage Platforms. On 17 November at 17:09 GMT the ISS robot arm moved the Leonardo module from the shuttle's payload bay to the Harmony module nadir port for unloading. The mission also rotated the ISS long-term NASA crew member, replacing Chamitoff with Magnus. Four spacewalks were conducted, primarily to repair a broken ISS Solar Array Rotary Joint.

    The unloaded Leonardo module was returned to the shuttle bay on 26 November. The shuttle undocked from the ISS at 14:47 GMT on 28 November. The next day, at 20:33 GMT, it released a 7 kg PicoSat Solar Cell Testbed Experiment, a prototype for a later picosat mission to geostationary transfer orbit to study degradation of solar cells while passing through the earth's radiation belts.

    Following two wave-offs for a Kennedy Space Center landing due to weather, Endeavour made its 89 m/s deorbit maneuver at 20:19 on 29 November, and landed at Runway 04L/22R at Edwards AFB at 21:25 GMT.

    Cargo Manifest, Total = 17,370 kg:

    • Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System = 1800 kg + EMUs 3005 and 3011 = 260 kg
    • Bay 3 Port: APC/SPDU = 100 kg
    • Bay 3 Starboard: APC/SSPL Picosat launcher = 50 kg + PSSC Picosats = 7 kg
    • Bay 7 Starboard: ROEU 751 umbilical = 50 kg
    • Bay 7-12: Leonardo (MPLM-1) = 12748 kg
    • Bay 13: Lightweight MPESS Carrier (LMC)= 1495 kg
    • Sill: RMS 201 = 410 kg + OBSS = 450 kg

2008 November 16 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Start Me Up - . Flight: STS-126. "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones. It was played for Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus. ďI want to thank my family for that music and Iím looking forward to moving into my new home today,Ē Magnus radioed down to Mission Control in Houston..

2008 November 17 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: London Calling - . Flight: STS-126. "London Calling" performed by The Clash. It was played for Mission Specialist Steven Bowen..

2008 November 18 - .
  • EVA STS-126-1 - . Crew: Bowen, Stefanyshyn-Piper. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowen, Stefanyshyn-Piper. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13, STS-126. The crew began the multi-EVA process of repair and lubrication of the errant Solar Alpha Rotary Joint. A 14-kg tool bag floated away and could not be recovered, but the work could be completed with spare tools..

2008 November 18 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: City of Blinding Lights - . Flight: STS-126. "City of Blinding Lights" by U2. It was played for Mission Specialist Shane Kimbrough..

2008 November 19 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Fanfare for the Common Man - . Flight: STS-126. "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copeland. It was played for Pilot Eric Boe..

2008 November 20 - .
2008 November 20 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Summertime - . Flight: STS-126. "Summertime" played for Mission Specialist Donald Pettit. It was recorded by Bandella. Members of that group include singer Michi Pettit, Don Pettitís wife, and astronauts Steve Robinson, Chris Hadfield and Cady Coleman..

2008 November 21 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Unharness Your Horses, Boys - . Flight: STS-126. "Unharness Your Horses, Boys" Ē a traditional song about Cossacks performed by The Ukrainians..

2008 November 22 - .
  • EVA STS-126-4 - . Crew: Bowen, Kimbrough. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowen, Kimbrough. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13, STS-126. The crew completed repair of the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint, and then installed a television camera and GPS receiver in preparation for a future docking of the Japanese HTV resupply craft..

2008 November 22 - .
2008 November 22 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: You Are Here - . Flight: STS-126. "You Are Here" by the group Dutton. It was played for Kimbrough..

2008 November 23 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Canít Take My Eyes Off of You - . Flight: STS-126. "Canít Take My Eyes Off of You" performed by Frankie Valli. It was for Ferguson. It was his 23rd wedding anniversary..

2008 November 24 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Canít Stop Loving You - . Flight: STS-126. "Canít Stop Loving You" by Van Halen was played for Mission Specialist Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper..

2008 November 25 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Fever - . Flight: STS-126. "Fever" by Bandella was played for Mission Specialist Donald Pettit and sung by his wife..

2008 November 26 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: North Sea Oil - . Flight: STS-126. "North Sea Oil" by Jethro Tull was played for Mission Specialist Steve Bowen..

2008 November 27 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Hold on Tight - . Flight: STS-126. "Hold on Tight" by Electric Light Orchestra was played for Mission Specialist Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper..

2008 November 28 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: In the Meantime - . Flight: STS-126. "In the Meantime" by Spacehog was played for Pilot Eric Boe..

2008 November 29 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - . Flight: STS-126. "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" was played for Mission Specialist Greg Chamitoff..

2008 November 30 - .
  • STS-126 - Wakeup Song: Gonna Fly Now - . Flight: STS-126. "Gonna Fly Now" , performed by Bill Conti. It was for Ferguson..


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