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Voss, James Shelton
Voss
Voss
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American test pilot mission specialist astronaut 1987-2003. US Army

Status: Inactive; Active 1987-2003. Born: 1949-03-03. Spaceflights: 5 . Total time in space: 202.23 days. Birth Place: Cordova, Alabama.

Grew up in Opelika, Alabama. Educated Auburn; Colorado; Patuxent.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:James S. Voss (Colonel, USA, Ret.)
NASA ASTRONAUT (FORMER)

PERSONAL DATA: Born March 3, 1949, in Cordova, Alabama, but considers Opelika, Alabama, to be his hometown. Married to the former Suzan Curry of Birmingham, Alabama. They have one daughter. He enjoys woodworking, skiing, softball, racquetball, scuba diving, and flying an airplane he built himself. As an undergraduate, he participated on the Auburn University Wrestling Team.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Opelika High School, Opelika, Alabama; received a bachelor of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University in 1972, a master of science degree in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado in 1974 and an honorary Doctorate degree from the University of Colorado in 2000.

SPECIAL HONORS: Distinguished Summer Faculty, University of Colorado (2004), University of Colorado Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award (2003), National Aeronautic Association Gagarin Gold Medal (2003), Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame (2002), NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2001); U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal (1999); NASA Outstanding Leadership Award (1996); NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1994); 5 NASA Space Flight Medals (1992, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2001); Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1993); Auburn University Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award (1992), Defense Superior Service Medal (1992); Outstanding Student Award, USN Test Pilot School (1983); William P. Clements, Jr. Award for Excellence in Education as the outstanding Professor at the U.S. Military Academy (1982); Meritorious Service Medal (1982); NASA Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (1980); Commandant’s List - Infantry Officer Advanced Course (1979); Army Commendation Medal (1978); Honor Graduate and Leadership Award - Ranger School (1975); Distinguished Graduate - Infantry Officer Basic Course (1974).

EXPERIENCE: Upon graduation from Auburn and commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant, Voss went directly to the University of Colorado to obtain his masters degree under the Army Graduate Fellowship Program. After attending the Infantry Basic Course, Airborne and Ranger schools, he served with the 2nd Battalion 48th Infantry in Germany as a platoon leader, intelligence staff officer, and company commander. On returning to the United States, he attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, and then taught for three years in the Department of Mechanics at the U.S. Military Academy. After attending the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and the Armed Forces Staff College, Voss was assigned to the U.S. Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity as a Flight Test Engineer/Research and Development Coordinator. He was involved in several major flight test projects before being detailed to NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Voss started working at the Johnson Space Center in November 1984. In his capacity as a Vehicle Integration Test Engineer, he supported Shuttle and payload testing at the Kennedy Space Center for STS 51-D, 51-F, 61-C and 51-L. He participated in the STS 51-L accident investigation, and supported the resulting reviews dedicated to returning the Space Shuttle safely to flight. Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in June 1987, Voss completed a one-year training and evaluation program in August 1988, which qualified him for assignment as a mission specialist on Space Shuttle flights. He has worked as a flight crew representative in the area of Shuttle safety, as a CAPCOM, providing a communications interface between ground controllers and flight crews during simulations and Shuttle flights, and as the Astronaut Office Training Officer. Jim served as the back-up crew member for two missions to the Russian Space Station Mir. During this time he lived and trained for 2 years at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Voss served as a mission specialist on STS-44 in 1991 and STS-53 in 1992, was the payload commander on STS-69 in 1995, and again was a mission specialist on STS-101 in 2000. During 2001 he lived and worked aboard the International Space Station as a member of the Expedition-2 crew. A veteran of five space flights, Voss has logged 201 days in space, including four spacewalks totaling 22 hours and 35 minutes of EVA time. Jim’s last role with NASA was as the Deputy for Flight Operations in the Space Station Program Mission Integration and Operations Office.

Jim retired from NASA in 2003 to serve as Associate Dean of Engineering for External Affairs at Auburn University, assisting with student projects and development for the College and teaching a class in Aerospace Engineering on human spacecraft design. Jim currently serves as Vice President for Space Exploration Systems, Transformational Space Corporation, with responsibility for all their technical space activities, including the design and fabrication of a human spacecraft to support ISS.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-44 Atlantis (November 24 - December 1, 1991) launched at night from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida and returned to land on the lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The primary mission objective was accomplished with the successful deployment of a Defense Support Program (DSP) satellite with an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) rocket booster. In addition, the crew also conducted two Military Man in Space experiments, three radiation monitoring experiments, and numerous medical tests to support longer duration Shuttle flights. The mission was concluded after 110 orbits of the Earth in 166 hours, 50 minutes and 42 seconds.

STS-53 Discovery (December 2-9, 1992) launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The five-man crew deployed the classified Department of Defense payload DOD-1 and also performed several Military Man in Space and NASA experiments. Mission duration was 115 orbits of the Earth in 175 hours, 19 minutes and 17 seconds.

STS-69 Endeavour (September 7-18, 1995) launched from and returned to land at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. On this mission Jim served as Payload Commander. The crew successfully deployed and retrieved a SPARTAN satellite and the Wake Shield Facility. Also on board was the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker payload, and numerous secondary payloads and medical experiments. Jim conducted an EVA (space walk) lasting 6 hours 46 minutes to test space suit modifications and to evaluate procedures and tools to be used to construct the International Space Station. Mission was accomplished in 171 orbits of the Earth in 260 hours and 28 minutes.

STS-101 Atlantis (May 19-29, 2000) was the third Shuttle mission devoted to International Space Station (ISS) construction. The crew transported and installed over 3,000 pounds of equipment and supplies, and repaired Station electrical and environmental control components. Jim conducted his second space walk lasting 6 hours and 44 minutes to complete Station assembly tasks. Mission duration was 155 orbits of the Earth in 236 hours and 9 minutes.

The Expedition 2 crew launched on March 8, 2001 aboard STS-102 Discovery and successfully docked with the International Space Station on March 9, 2001. As a member of the second crew to live on ISS, Voss served aboard the space station for a total of 163 days and returned to earth with the STS-105 crew on August 22, 2001. During the expedition, Jim conducted spacewalks in both U.S. and Russian space suits and was the first person to operate the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System, Canadarm2. Other highlights of the mission included assembly tasks, 18 scientific experiments, a Soyuz capsule flyaround, addition of the joint airlock to ISS and 5 visiting spacecraft. In completing this mission, Voss logged a total of 167 days in space, including 2 spacewalks totaling 9 hours and 5 minutes of EVA time.

OCTOBER 2005


NASA Official Biography

NAME: James S. Voss (Colonel, USA)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:
Born March 3, 1949, in Cordova, Alabama, but considers Opelika, Alabama, to be his hometown. Married to the former Suzan Curry of Birmingham, Alabama. They have one daughter. He enjoys woodworking, skiing, softball, racquetball, scuba diving, and flying an airplane he built himself. As an undergraduate, he participated on the Auburn University Wrestling Team.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from Opelika High School, Opelika, Alabama; received a bachelor of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University in 1972, and a master of science degree in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado in 1974.

SPECIAL HONORS:
NASA Outstanding Leadership Award (1996); NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1994); NASA Space Flight Medals (1992, 1993, 1995); Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1993); Defense Superior Service Medal (1992); Outstanding Student Award, USN Test Pilot School (1983); William P. Clements, Jr. Award for Excellence in Education as the outstanding Professor at the U.S. Military Academy (1982); Meritorious Service Medal (1982); NASA Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (1980); Commandant's List - Infantry Officer Advanced Course (1979); Army Commendation Medal (1978); Honor Graduate and Leadership Award - Ranger School (1975); Distinguished Graduate - Infantry Officer Basic Course (1974).

EXPERIENCE:
Upon graduation from Auburn and commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant, Voss went directly to the University of Colorado to obtain his masters degree under the Army Graduate Fellowship Program. After attending the Infantry Basic Course, Airborne and Ranger schools, he served with the 2nd Battalion 48th Infantry in Germany as a platoon leader, intelligence staff officer, and company commander. On returning to the United States, he attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, then taught for three years in the Department of Mechanics at the U.S. Military Academy. After attending the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and the Armed Forces Staff College, Voss was assigned to the U.S. Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity as a Flight Test Engineer/Research and Development Coordinator. He was involved in several major flight test projects before being detailed to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Voss has been working at the Johnson Space Center since November 1984. In his capacity as a Vehicle Integration Test Engineer, he supported Shuttle and payload testing at the Kennedy Space Center for STS 51-D, 51-F, 61-C and 51-L. He participated in the STS 51-L accident investigation, and supported the resulting reviews dedicated to returning the Space Shuttle safely to flight. Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in June 1987, Voss completed a one year training and evaluation program in August 1988, which qualified him for assignment as a mission specialist on Space Shuttle flights. He has worked as a flight crew representative in the area of Shuttle safety, as a CAPCOM, providing a communications interface between ground controllers and flight crews during simulations and Shuttle flights, and as the Astronaut Office Training Officer. A veteran of three space flights, Voss has logged over 600 hours in space. He flew as a mission specialist on STS-44 in 1991 and STS-53 in 1992, and was the payload commander on STS-69 in 1995.

On his first mission, Voss served on the crew of STS-44, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, which launched the night of November 24, 1991. The primary mission objective was accomplished with the successful deployment of a Defense Support Program (DSP) satellite with an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) rocket booster. In addition, the crew also conducted two Military Man in Space experiments, three radiation monitoring experiments, and numerous medical tests to support longer duration Shuttle flights. The mission was concluded after 110 orbits of the Earth with Atlantis returning to a landing on the lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on December 1, 1991, after 166 hours in space.

Voss next served on the crew of STS-53 which launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on December 2, 1992. The crew of five deployed the classified Department of Defense payload DOD-1 and also performed several Military Man in Space and NASA experiments. After completing 115 orbits of the Earth in 175 hours, Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on December 9, 1992.

Jim's last flight was as Payload Commander on STS-69 which launched on September 7, 1995. The crew successfully deployed and retrieved a SPARTAN satellite and the Wake Shield Facility. Also on board was the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker payload, and numerous secondary payloads and medical experiments. Jim conducted an EVA (extravehicular activity) lasting 6 hours 46 minutes to test space suit modifications and to evaluate procedures and tools to be used to construct the International Space Station. Endeavour landed at the Kennedy Space Center on September 18, 1995 after 171 orbits of the Earth and 260 hours in space.

CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:
Voss is currently assigned to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, where he is training for a space flight with the Russians.

FEBRUARY 1997


More at: Voss.

Family: Mission Specialist Astronaut, NASA Group 12 - 1987. Country: USA. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: STS-44, STS-53, STS-69, STS-84 Mir NASA-4, STS-89 Mir NASA-6, STS-101, STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-105, STS-105 ISS EO-3. Projects: STS. Agency: US Army. Bibliography: 12, 6166.

1949 March 3 - .
  • Birth of James Shelton 'Jim' Voss - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Voss. American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-44, STS-53, STS-69, STS-101, ISS EO-2. US Army.

1987 June 5 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 12 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Akers, Allen, Andy, Bowersox, Brown, Chilton, Davis, Foale, Harbaugh, Jemison, McMonagle, Melnick, Readdy, Reightler, Runco, Voss.

    The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.

    Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. First selection after the Challenger accident. 1962 applicants, 117 finalists. Reported to Johnson Space Center on August 17, 1987, to begin their one year training. Seven pilots and eight mission specialists. Two female mission specialists, including the first black woman astronaut. Ten military officers and five civilians (including three from NASA Johnson and one from NASA Marshall).


1991 November 24 - . 23:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-44 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Gregory, Hennen, Henricks, Musgrave, Runco, Voss. Payload: Atlantis F10 / DSP 16 [IUS]. Mass: 20,242 kg (44,625 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gregory, Hennen, Henricks, Musgrave, Runco, Voss. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-44. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 6.95 days. Decay Date: 1991-11-30 . USAF Sat Cat: 21795 . COSPAR: 1991-080A. Apogee: 371 km (230 mi). Perigee: 363 km (225 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 91.90 min.

    Manned six crew. Deployed Defense Support Program satellite. Payloads: Defense Support Program satellite/ Inertial Upper Stage, Interim Operational Contamination Monitor, Terra Scout, Military Man in Space, Shuttle Activation Monitor, Cosmic Radiation Effects and Activation Monitor, Radiation Monitoring Equipment Ill, Air Force Maui Optical Site Calibration Test, Ultraviolet Plume Instrument, Visual Function Tester 1.


1991 December 2 - .
1992 December 2 - . 13:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-53 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Bluford, Cabana, Clifford, Voss, Walker, Dave. Payload: Discovery F15 / USA-89. Mass: 11,868 kg (26,164 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bluford, Cabana, Clifford, Voss, Walker, Dave. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-53. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 7.31 days. Decay Date: 1992-12-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 22259 . COSPAR: 1992-086A. Apogee: 376 km (233 mi). Perigee: 365 km (226 mi). Inclination: 57.0000 deg. Period: 92.00 min.

    Manned five crew. Deployed classified military satellite USA 89. The ODERACS payload was unable to be deployed because of payload equipment malfunction. Payloads: Department of Defense (DOD)1; Glow Experiment/Cryogenic Heat Pipe Experiment Payload (GCP); Orbital Debris Radar Calibration System (ODERACS); Battlefield Laser Acquisition Sensor Test (BLAST); Cloud Logic To Optimize Use of Defense Systems (CLOUDS) 1A; Cosmic Radiation Effects and Activation Monitor (CREAM); Fluid Acquisition and Resupply Equipment (FARE); Hand-held, Earth-oriented, Real-time, Cooperative, User-friendly, Location-targeting and Environmental System (HER-CULES); Microencapsulation in Space (MIS)-1; Radiation Monitoring Equipment (RME) III; Spare Tissue Loss (STL); Visual Function Tester (VFT)2.


1992 December 9 - .
1995 September 7 - . 15:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-69 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Cockrell, Gernhardt, Newman, Voss, Walker, Dave. Payload: Endeavour F09 / Spartan / WSF. Mass: 11,499 kg (25,350 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell, Gernhardt, Newman, Voss, Walker, Dave. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-69. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 10.85 days. Decay Date: 1995-09-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 23667 . COSPAR: 1995-048A. Apogee: 321 km (199 mi). Perigee: 321 km (199 mi). Inclination: 28.4500 deg. Period: 91.40 min.

    Deployed and retrieved Spartan 201, WSF 2. Payloads: Wake Shield Facility (WSF) 2; Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for As-tronomy (SPARTAN) 201; International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH)1; Inter-Mars Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (ITEPC); Extravehicular Activity Development Flight Test (EDFT) 2; Capillary Pumped Loop (CAPL) 2/ getaway special (GAS) bridge assembly with five GAS payloads; Auroral Photography Experiment (APE) B; Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC); Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA), Configuration A; Electrolysis Perfor-mance Improvement Concept Study (EPICS); Space Tissue Loss (STL)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cells (C); Commercial Middeck Instrumentation Technology Associates Experiment (CMIX).


1995 September 16 - . 08:20 GMT - .
1995 September 18 - .
2000 February 24 - .
2000 March 2 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    Earlier this week one of the television cameras aboard Zarya was activated to allow engineers to view the small crane mounted on the side of the module that has been determined to be in a 'soft dock' configuration rather than the expected 'hard dock' position. Additional Details: here....


2000 March 30 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    A launch on April 24 will see Atlantis - fresh off a year-and-a-half of refurbishment and maintenance - dock two days later to an orbiting space station for the first time since it arrived at the Russian Mir space station on STS-86 in September 1997. The orbiter and its external fuel tank/solid rocket booster stack was moved to the launch pad last Saturday and the Spacehab double module was installed into the payload bay earlier this week. A countdown test that includes the seven astronauts will be conducted next Thursday and Friday at the Kennedy Space Center to mirror the events that will take place on launch day. Additional Details: here....


2000 April 6 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    Shuttle and Station managers yesterday selected April 24 as the launch target date at the conclusion of the Flight Readiness Review, while engineers evaluate an issue with the power drive unit (PDU) for Atlantis' rudder speed brake. Following a hydraulic system test, a higher than normal pressure reading in the suspect PDU was identified. Ongoing analysis will confirm if the PDU needs to be replaced. Managers are evaluating plans to perform the work at the launch pad and currently expect no impact to the launch date. Additional Details: here....


2000 April 13 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    Atlantis' STS-101 mission remains scheduled for launch at about 4:15 p.m. Eastern time on April 24 with the mission's major goals to accomplish the complete restoration of the electrical power system on the Zarya module and raising the Station's altitude in preparation for Zvezda's arrival in late July. Additional Details: here....


2000 April 20 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS.

    If all goes as planned, this time next week the International Space Station will house visitors for the first time since the visit by the crew of STS-96 last year. All continues to go smoothly with preparations for the launch of Atlantis to start the STS-101 mission on Monday. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 19 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    The crew of STS-101 was awakened just after 6 p.m. to Tom Petty's song "Free Fallin'," played for Mission Specialist Susan Helms. Once awake, Atlantis' seven-member crew began preparing for its first full day on orbit to ready the vehicle for tomorrow night's docking with the International Space Station and a space walk Sunday night. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 19 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Lu, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. With dawn's first light glimmering above, six American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center to pay a "home improvement" house call on the fledgling International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 19 - . 10:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-101 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Usachyov, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Payload: Atlantis F21. Mass: 115,900 kg (255,500 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Usachyov, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-101. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 9.84 days. Decay Date: 2000-05-29 . USAF Sat Cat: 26368 . COSPAR: 2000-027A. Apogee: 381 km (236 mi). Perigee: 352 km (218 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.90 min.

    ISS Logistics flight. Launch delayed three times by weather. Objective of mission STS-101 was repair, resupply and construction tasks aboard the international space station. This was the first launch with new electronic cockpit displays and other upgrades. The solid boosters separated at 10:13 GMT and the main engines cutoff at 10:19 GMT. The external tank, ET-102 then separated, with both orbiter and ET-102 in a 52 x 320 km initial orbit. At 10:54 GMT the OMS engines fired to raise perigee to 159 x 329 km x at 51.6 deg. Atlantis docked with the International Space Station's PMA-2 docking adapter on the Unity node at 04:31 GMT on May 21. At that time the ISS was in a 332 x 341 km orbit.

    On May 22 mission specialists Jeff Williams and James carried out external maintenance work on the ISS.

    On May 23 at 00:03 GMT the Atlantis crew opened the first hatch to PMA-2 and entered the Station. The crew replaced a set of batteries in Zarya, installed fans and ducting to improve airflow, and delivered supplies and equipment. Three hour-long orbit raising burns on May 24 and 25 by the RCS engines on Atlantis raised the station to a 372 x 380 km x 51.6 deg orbit.

    The STS-101 crew left the station on May 26, closing the PMA-2 hatch at 08:08 GMT and undocking at 23:03 GMT. Atlantis performed a 180 degree flyaround of the station and departed the vicinity around 23:44 GMT.

    Atlantis closed its payload bay doors around 02:30 GMT on May 29 and fired the OMS engines for deorbit at 05:12 GMT. The vehicle landed on RW15 at Kennedy Space Center at 06:20 GMT. Atlantis was to be turned around for the next ISS shuttle flight, STS-106.

    Left in orbit was the renovated International Space Station, equipped with an upgraded electrical system, new fans, filters, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and communications gear.


2000 May 20 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    Atlantis' astronauts were awakened at 4:11 p.m. Central today to the song "Still Shining" by Bob Seger in honor of tonight's rendezvous with the International Space Station. STS-101 Mission Commander Jim Halsell will guide Atlantis to the second Shuttle docking with the International Space Station late this evening. Atlantis is planned to dock with the station at 11:31 p.m. Central. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 20 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    Atlantis' crew spent a smooth day in space checking equipment in preparation for upcoming activities: docking with the International Space Station late tonight; a spacewalk planned for late Sunday; and the transfer of over a ton of equipment to the station that will begin late Monday. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 21 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. Flying five miles a second above the Ukraine, Commander Jim Halsell gently pulled the Shuttle Atlantis into port last night, flawlessly latching his 100-ton spacecraft to the 35-ton International Space Station for a five-day stay.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 21 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. The seven astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis were awakened at 4:11 p.m. CDT to the song "Lookin' Out the Window" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and are now busy with preparations for tonight's space walk which is scheduled to begin about 9:15 p.m. CDT.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 22 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    Atlantis' seven member crew was awakened just before 4 p.m. CDT to begin its fifth day in space and is now preparing to enter the International Space Station to perform maintenance work and transfer supplies for future station crews. Today's wakeup call was "Haunted House" by Ray Buchanan since the opening lyrics say "I just moved into a new house today...." in honor of the STS-101 crew entering what will be a new home for astronauts and cosmonauts later this year. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 22 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. Astronauts Jim Voss and Jeff Williams spent over six hours outside the Space Shuttle Atlantis this morning, completing a variety of planned assembly and maintenance tasks on the International Space Station with ease.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 22 - . 01:48 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-101-1 - . Crew: Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Voss, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: STS-101. Spacecraft: ISS. The crew reattached the US crane, attached the Russian Strela transfer boom, and replaced a faulty antenna on the Unity node. EVA handrails were fixed to the station exterior for use on later spacewalks..

2000 May 23 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. Atlantis' crew ventured into the International Space Station for the first time last night, finding the 35-ton outpost comfortable, clean and in overall good condition as they completed a series of maintenance tasks well ahead of schedule.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 23 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Husband, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    The STS-101 astronauts aboard Atlantis were awakened at 3:41 p.m. CDT to begin their sixth day in space and third day of docked operations with the International Space Station. Today's wake up song from Mission Control was a long distance dedication from Kathy Halsell to her husband, Mission Commander Jim Halsell, the Flamingoes tune "I Only Have Eyes for You." Additional Details: here....


2000 May 24 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    STS-101 Commander Jim Halsell and his crew are continuing their efforts aboard the International Space Station as they begin their fourth day of docked operations. The seven astronauts were awakened at 3:28 p.m. CDT with the music, "I'm Gonna Fly" by Amy Grant which was requested by Pilot Scott Horowitz's wife. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 25 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    The seven STS-101 astronauts are spending their final full day docked to the International Space Station as they prepare for undocking Friday evening. When Atlantis undocks tomorrow evening, it will leave behind a refurbished orbiting facility, operating at a higher altitude and featuring new electrical and communications components. The station is now primed and ready to receive the next major piece of the station, the Zvezda Service Module, when it is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan between July 8-14. Commander Jim Halsell, Pilot Scott Horowitz and Mission Specialists Mary Ellen Weber, Jeff Williams, Susan Helms, Jim Voss and Yury Usachev were awakened at 3:11 p.m. CDT. Today's wakeup song -- "Don't It Make You Wanna Dance" by Jerry Jeff Walker -- was played at the request of Williams' son and family. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 25 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101.

    As their seventh day in space draws to a close this morning, the astronauts aboard Atlantis have virtually completed their maintenance work on the International Space Station, installing equipment that is planned to leave the space outpost in flawless condition. Additional Details: here....


2000 May 26 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. With all of their mission's objectives met or exceeded, Atlantis' crew shut the doors to the International Space Station early this morning in preparation for bidding the rejuvenated outpost farewell this evening.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 26 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. With a gentle push, Atlantis and the International Space Station parted company this evening as the two spacecraft flew 237 miles over Kazakhstan concluding five days of work to prepare the outpost for its first resident crew.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 27 - .
  • STS-101 Mission Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Halsell, Helms, Horowitz, Ross, Voss, Weber, Mary, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-101. With all major mission objectives successfully completed, Atlantis' crew turned its attention to a planned return trip home, with a landing scheduled for 1:20 a.m. Central time on Monday at the Kennedy Space Center.. Additional Details: here....

2000 May 29 - .
2000 May 29 - .
2001 February 28 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Shepherd, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    An unmanned Russian Progress resupply ship successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) early today, bringing a ton of fuel, food and personal effects for the crew which has been living on board the outpost since November and the crew which is set to replace them in less than two weeks. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 8 - .
2001 March 8 - .
2001 March 8 - . 11:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. Launch Platform: MLP3. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-102 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Helms, Kelly, James, Richards, Paul, Thomas, Andrew, Usachyov, Voss, Wetherbee. Payload: Discovery F29. Mass: 116,884 kg (257,685 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Kelly, James, Richards, Paul, Thomas, Andrew, Usachyov, Voss, Wetherbee. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 12.83 days. Decay Date: 2001-03-21 . USAF Sat Cat: 26718 . COSPAR: 2001-010A. Apogee: 381 km (236 mi). Perigee: 370 km (220 mi). Inclination: 51.5000 deg. Period: 92.06 min.

    STS 102 was an American shuttle spacecraft that carried a crew of seven astronauts (six American and one Russian). The primary mission was to deliver a multi-rack Italian container (Leonardo MultiPurpose Logistics Module, LMPLM) to the Destiny Module of the International Space Station, ISS. It docked with the ISS at 05:34 UT on 9 March. The 6.4 m x 4.6 m cylindrical LMPLM delivered new equipment to Destiny, and retrieved used/unwanted equipment, and trash back to the shuttle. The crew did a few spacewalks to install a platform on the ISS to support a Canadian robot arm when it arrives next month. The STS 102 left behind three of the astronauts (two American and one Russian) and brought back the three astronauts (one American and two Russian) who had been inhabiting the ISS for about four and a half months. It landed at Cape Canaveral at 07:31 UT on 21 March.

    Discovery was launched on mission STS-102 (Space Station flight 5A.1) into an initial 60 x 222 km x 51.6 deg orbit. The mission was delivery of supplies and equipment, and changeout of the Expedition One and Expedition Two station crews. STS-102 carried the Leonardo Multi Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), built by Alenia Spazio (Torino), to the International Space Station. The 6.4 m x 4.6 m cylindrical MPLM was a descendant of the Spacelab long modules. Also carried was a Spacehab/Energia unpressurized Integrated Cargo Carrier with LCA/MTSAS-A, RU, and PFCS. A sidewall adapter beam with two GAS canisters (G-783 and WSVFM) was also on board. WSVFM measured vibration during launch. Another adapter beam, probably at the rear of the payload bay, carried SEM-9. SEM-9 and G-783 contained high school microgravity experiments.

    Leonardo carried 16 'racks' of equipment, including the Human Research Facility Rack (Rack 13) which allowed the astronauts to do extensive medical experiments, the CHeCS Rack (28), the DDCU-1 and DDCU-2 racks (7 and 9), the Avionics-3 (Rack 6), and the MSS Avionics/Lab (Rack 11) and Avionics/Cupola (Rack 12) racks for a total of 7 equipment racks to be installed on Destiny. Three Resupply Stowage Racks (50, 51, 52) and four Resupply Stowage Platforms (180, 181, 182 and 188) remained installed on Leonardo, with their equipment bags being individually transferred to the Station. System Racks 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 were already on Destiny together with stowage racks 110 through 117. Each rack had a mass of 150-300 kg.

    The orbiter fired its OMS engines at 1221 GMT to raise the orbit to 185 x 219 km. Discovery docked with the PMA-2 port on the Station at 0639 GMT on March 10. The LCA (Lab Cradle Assembly) was attached to Destiny's +Z side during an EVA. It was to be used on the next mission to temporarily place a Spacelab pallet on Destiny during installation of the Station's robot arm. Later, it would be the site for the main Station truss, beginning with segment S0.

    The PMA-3, on Unity at the -Z nadir position, had to be moved to the port position to make room for Leonardo. An external stowage platform was attached to Destiny and the External Stowage Platform and the PFCS Pump Flow Control System were added to the port aft trunnion on Destiny. A rigid umbilical (RU) was connected to the PDGF grapple fixture on Destiny to support the Station's future robot arm. Leonardo was docked to Unity at -Z for a while so that its cargo could be transferred to the station easily; it was then be returned to the payload bay and brought back to earth.

    At 0232 GMT on March 19 command of ISS was transferred to Expedition 2 and the hatches were closed. Discovery undocked at 0432 GMT and flew once around the station before departing at 0548 GMT. ISS mass after undocking was 115527 kg. The OMS engines fired for the deorbit burn at 0625 GMT on March 21, and Discovery touched down on runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center at 0731 GMT.


2001 March 9 - .
2001 March 9 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Kelly, James, Richards, Paul, Shepherd, Thomas, Andrew, Voss, Wetherbee. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Discovery continues its pursuit of the International Space Station, currently trailing the outpost by 3,520 miles and closing that distance at the rate of about 660 miles with every orbit of the Earth. All systems aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery are ready for tonight's docking, scheduled for 11:34 p.m. as the two spacecraft fly just off the east coast of Brazil. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 10 - .
2001 March 10 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Richards, Paul, Shepherd, Thomas, Andrew, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    With an exchange of space station crew members already under way, Discovery's crew turns its attention to continuing assembly of the orbital outpost, conducting a space walk set to begin just before 11 p.m., or earlier, to reposition a docking port and installing gear in preparation for the arrival of the station's Canadian-built robotic arm next month. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 11 - .
2001 March 11 - .
2001 March 11 - . 05:12 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-2-1 - . Crew: Helms, Voss. EVA Duration: 0.37 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2. Spacecraft: ISS.

    On March 11 Jim Voss and Susan Helms made a spacewalk from Discovery's airlock. A PAD device used to attach equipment to the RMS arm floated free and Voss retrieved a spare one from Unity, putting the walk behind schedule. The astronauts installed the Lab Cradle Assembly and the Rigid Umbilical on Destiny and disconnected the umbilicals connecting the PMA-3 docking port to Unity. The astronauts then spent two-and-a-half hours back in the depressurized airlock in case their help was needed during the move of PMA-3. Thomas used the RMS arm to unberth PMA-3 from the nadir port on Unity and relocated it to the port port location, freeing up the nadir for the MPLM. The airlock was depressurized at 0508 GMT and repressurized at 1408 GMT.


2001 March 12 - .
2001 March 12 - .
2001 March 13 - .
2001 March 13 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Shepherd, Voss, Wetherbee. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Ahead of schedule in their work and with a growing record of success, the astronauts and cosmonauts of Discovery and the International Space Station will spend today finalizing the swap of crew members aboard the orbiting science complex and continuing to unload supplies. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 14 - .
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2001 March 15 - .
2001 March 17 - .
2001 March 18 - .
2001 March 18 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Kelly, James, Shepherd, Voss, Wetherbee. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Discovery's crew - including the first crew of the International Space Station now returning home after four and a half months in orbit - bids farewell to the second station crew tonight, undocking the shuttle from the outpost and preparing for a return to Earth Tuesday. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 19 - .
2001 March 20 - .
2001 March 20 - .
2001 March 21 - .
2001 March 28 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    The International Space Station has become home to its new residents - the Expedition Two crew of Commander Yury Usachev and Flight Engineers Jim Voss and Susan Helms - who are settling in for a four-month stay after assuming command of the complex 10 days ago. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 4 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2. The resident crew of the International Space Station - Commander Yury Usachev and Flight Engineers Jim Voss and Susan Helms - spent the last week conducting experiments and performing routine housekeeping chores and some maintenance work.. Additional Details: here....

2001 April 11 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    The International Space Station's Expedition Two Crew spent this week loading the Progress supply craft with trash and unneeded items in preparation for its undocking next week to clear the aft port on the Zvezda module for the relocation of the Soyuz capsule. This air traffic control activity clears the way for the arrival next week of Space Shuttle Endeavour and the STS-100 crew delivering the Canadian built station robot arm and another high tech moving van full of supplies. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 19 - .
2001 April 20 - .
2001 April 20 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    The crew of the shuttle Endeavour worked this morning to prepare for its Saturday docking with the International Space Station and for the two planned spacewalks while there. The chase to catch up with the waiting station and its Expedition Two crew continues with another in the series of rendezvous maneuvers scheduled for about 5:30 this morning. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 21 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Space Shuttle Endeavour and its seven crewmembers began rendezvous preparations shortly after 3 a.m. today, which should culminate in an 8:32 a.m. docking to the International Space Station, which will be northeast of Hong Kong at an altitude of 240 miles. The shuttle is bringing an advanced robotic arm, experiments and supplies to the ever-growing science outpost. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 21 - .
2001 April 22 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Parazynski, Phillips, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Now docked to the International Space Station, Endeavour and its seven-member crew are preparing for the first of two planned space walks set to begin about 6:20 this morning to install the orbiting outpost's Canadian built robotic arm. Called Canadarm2, the high-tech robotic arm is the most versatile ever flown in space. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 22 - .
2001 April 23 - .
2001 April 23 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Hadfield, Helms, Parazynski, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    The 10 astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station and the docked shuttle Endeavour are beginning a day that will see the first opening of hatches linking the two spacecraft. Highlights will include an impressive first step by the station's new Canadarm2 and the berthing to the station of Raffaello, the Italian-built logistics module. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 24 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Hadfield, Helms, Parazynski, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Endeavour's two space walkers -- Canadian Chris Hadfield and American Scott Parazynski-- worked as space-age electricians today, completing connections that allowed the new International Space Station robotic arm to operate from a new base on the outside of the Destiny science lab. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 24 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Parazynski, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2. Unpacking a space-based moving van and taking a second walk in space is the order of business today for astronauts and cosmonauts orbiting in the International Space Station and aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour.. Additional Details: here....

2001 April 25 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Hadfield, Helms, Parazynski, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Troubleshooting efforts designed to restore full capability to the International Space Station's three redundant command and control computers continue in Mission Control, even as the 10 astronauts and cosmonauts on board the outpost worked together today to install new experiments in the Destiny laboratory. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 25 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Parazynski, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2. The Station's new robotic arm truly will extend the reach of humans in space today when it hands the 3,000-pound pallet delivering it to space to the shuttle's robotic arm for transport back to Earth. The three-hour task is set to begin about 6 a.m.. Additional Details: here....

2001 April 27 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Parazynski, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    The Italian Space Agency-provided Raffaello logistics module, loaded with 1,600 pounds of material to be returned to Earth, was tucked securely in Endeavour's payload bay at 3:58 p.m. Central time today as the International Space Station and shuttle flew high over the Pacific Ocean, north of Indonesia. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 28 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Hadfield, Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-32 ISS EP-1, STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    A Canadian "handshake in space" occurred at 4:02 p.m Central time today, as the Canadian-built space station robotic arm - operated by Expedition Two crew member Susan Helms - transferred its launch cradle over to Endeavour's robotic arm, with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield at the controls. The exchange of the pallet from station arm to shuttle arm marked the first ever robotic-to-robotic transfer in space. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 29 - .
2001 April 30 - .
2001 May 2 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-32 ISS EP-1, STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    With the landing of Endeavour following the STS-100 mission and the arrival at the International Space Station of the Soyuz Taxi Crew with a new vehicle, the Expedition Two crew now is settling in to begin the process of unpacking and stowing nearly two tons of new supplies and hardware. Additional Details: here....


2001 May 9 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2. The International Space Station's Expedition Two crew has turned its attention to the initial checkout of the new robotic arm now that the outpost's command and control computers are working properly.. Additional Details: here....

2001 May 16 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2. Expedition Two crew activities aboard the International Space Station this week are focusing on the arrival of two spacecraft - the next Russian Progress supply vehicle early next week and Space Shuttle Atlantis in a month.. Additional Details: here....

2001 May 22 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Following two days of free flight since its launch Sunday, an unmanned Russian Progress spacecraft automatically docked to the back end of the International Space Station's Zvezda module at 7:24 p.m. Central time today. It is the fourth Progress dedicated to the resupply of the orbiting outpost. The Progress is carrying 3,100 pounds of supplies, including food, spare computer parts, and other logistical items which Expedition Two Commander Yury Usachev and Flight Engineers Jim Voss and Susan Helms will begin to unload on Wednesday. Additional Details: here....


2001 May 30 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry, Forrester, Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    International Space Station engineers are continuing to troubleshoot problems with the Canadarm2 robotic arm on the complex after an unsuccessful attempt earlier today to solve a communications glitch with one of the crane's joints through a software modification. Additional Details: here....


2001 June 6 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2. The Expedition Two crew this week busily prepared for the first station-based spacewalk planned for Friday and continues to assist the ground with troubleshooting of the complex's robotic arm in the backup mode.. Additional Details: here....

2001 June 8 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2. Expedition Two Commander Yury Usachev and astronaut Jim Voss performed their first spacewalk on the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, completing all of their scheduled tasks smoothly and ahead of schedule.. Additional Details: here....

2001 June 8 - . 14:20 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-2-2 - . Crew: Usachyov, Voss. EVA Duration: 0.0271 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Usachyov, Voss. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Depressurized work was undertaken in the Zvezda transfer section, using Orlan-M spacesuits, while Susan Helms remained in the pressurized Zarya module. The 1-meter diameter flat hatch cover was removed from the nadir docking port, opening the transfer compartment to vacuum. The Zvezda docking cone, removed from the axial port after docking with Zarya a year before, was then installed in the open hatch and sealed in place. No external spacewalk was performed.


2001 June 13 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2. As the Expedition Two crew approaches 100 days in space, work to gain confidence in the operation of the station's robotic arm to support the installation of the Joint Airlock continues.. Additional Details: here....

2001 June 20 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2. After an extensive engineering analysis, International Space Station Program managers Tuesday gave the green light to proceed with the launch of Atlantis no earlier than July 12 to deliver the 6.5-ton Joint Airlock to the orbiting complex.. Additional Details: here....

2001 June 27 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    As Shuttle and International Space Station Program managers prepare to meet to select an official target launch date for Atlantis' STS-104 mission to the complex, the Expedition Two crew continues to test the station's robotic arm in preparation for its first official task of permanently installing the Airlock onto the Unity module. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 5 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Helms, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2. Another week of testing the International Space Station's robotic arm and cataloging onboard inventory has been the focus for the Expedition Two crew as the launch of Atlantis delivering the Airlock approaches.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 12 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    The five-member crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis awoke to its first full day in space at 5:38 p.m. The crew was awakened by the song "Wallace Courts Murron" from the movie "Braveheart." The song, by James Horner, was played for Atlantis Pilot Charlie Hobaugh. The shuttle is en route to the International Space Station to deliver the station's new airlock, Quest, and is scheduled to dock with the station at 9:53 p.m. CDT Friday. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 12 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. The Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off on time this morning at 4:04 a.m. Central from the Kennedy Space Center, FL, and, after a smooth climb to orbit, is now en route to deliver a new doorway to space to the International Space Station later this week.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 13 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. The crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis spent its first full day in space closing in on the International Space Station and testing the space suits and other equipment that will be used later in the mission to install a new station airlock.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 13 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    The crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis was awakened at 3:04 p.m. CDT to the song "God of Wonders" by the group Caedmon's Call. On this, its third day in space, the five-member crew of Atlantis is focusing on a rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station around 9:53 p.m. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 14 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    Atlantis Commander Steve Lindsey smoothly docked the space shuttle with the International Space Station late Friday about 240 statute miles above the northeastern coast of South America. With both spacecraft moving at about 17,500 mph, Lindsey moved Atlantis to the station at a relative speed of about a tenth of a foot per second. Docking occurred at 10:08 p.m. CDT. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 14 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    The five-member crew of Atlantis will spend today working in concert with the Expedition Two crew aboard the International Space Station to install the station's new airlock - Quest. The installation of that airlock will take place as part of a seven-hour space walk by Mission Specialists Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly, scheduled to begin at 9:09 p.m. Central. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 15 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Lindsey, Ross, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. The five-member crew of Atlantis will spend its fifth day in space working with the Expedition Two crew aboard the International Space Station to continue the activation of the station's new airlock, named Quest.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 15 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    The International Space Station received a new airlock early Sunday, an addition that will permit spacewalks without a space shuttle docked to the station. The airlock, named Quest, can accommodate either Russian or U.S. spacesuits and brings the mass of the space station to about 130 tons. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 16 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. Utilities for the International Space Station's newest addition were hooked up today as the Expedition Two and Atlantis crews prepared the station's new airlock, named Quest, for its first use later in the week.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 16 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    The shuttle and station crews will spend today continuing to set up and test the newly attached Quest station airlock, troubleshooting a suspected leaky ventilation valve, and preparing for the mission's second and third space walks, planned for Tuesday and Thursday evening. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 17 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    The combined crews of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will focus their efforts tonight on the mission's second spacewalk. During the 5½-hour spacewalk, scheduled to begin around 9:30 p.m., Atlantis Mission Specialists Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly will work with the Expedition Two crew in the installation of two high-pressure gas tanks on the station's new Quest airlock. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 17 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. Shuttle and station crews set aside work on a leaky ventilation valve and pressed forward with activation of the new Quest airlock and a dry run of the steps they'll use for the first space walk using the new station doorway to space.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 18 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. Six arms worked together outside the International Space Station again today to install supply tanks for the new joint airlock, accomplishing a bonus oxygen tank installation during a 6 hour, 29 minute space walk.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 18 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    Atlantis and International Space Station crews will continue the activation of the station's new Quest airlock this evening. They also will replace a leaky valve in an Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Assembly in the station's Unity node. That valve, which is now capped, will be replaced by another valve from the U.S. laboratory Destiny. The Destiny valve will not be needed until the station's second node arrives no earlier than November 2003. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 19 - .
2001 July 19 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    The eight Atlantis and International Space Station crewmembers will start their day with a dry run of a spacewalk from the station's new Quest airlock, completing their testing and activation of the airlock. Atlantis spacewalkers Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly, assisted by Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and Expedition Two Flight Engineer Jim Voss, will simulate spacewalk preparations beginning around 7 p.m. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 20 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    Atlantis and International Space Station crewmembers will mark the 32nd anniversary of the first human steps on the moon tonight by completing another phase of station construction. Atlantis spacewalkers Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly will float out of the station's new Quest airlock around 11 p.m., completing airlock activation and marking the beginning of independent operations aboard the space station. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 20 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. The two crews on board the International Space Station today completed checkout and activation of the new Quest airlock and conducted a dry run of the steps they will take before christening the newest station component.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 21 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. The first space walk to originate from the International Space Station's new airlock, Quest, lasted 4 hours, 2 minutes, and established a higher degree of station independence in its own construction and maintenance.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 21 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Tyurin, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    The crews of Atlantis and the International Space Station will bid one another farewell and close the hatches between the vehicles at about 9 p.m. on Saturday. Undocking is scheduled for 11:54 p.m., to be followed by an hour-long fly around of the station by Pilot Charlie Hobaugh. The final separation burn that will move Atlantis away from the station to begin its journey home is scheduled for 1:14 a.m. Sunday. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 22 - .
2001 July 23 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. With the equipment used during the 10th International Space Station assembly mission securely stowed and all systems needed for landing checked out and ready to go, Atlantis' crew went to bed at 7:04 a.m. CDT today.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 23 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    Atlantis Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and Mission Specialists Janet Kavandi, Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly were awakened at 3:04 p.m. CDT to begin preparations for a return trip to Earth with a planned landing tonight at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The wakeup song was "Honey, I'm Home" by Shania Twain, played for Kavandi. Additional Details: here....


2001 July 24 - .
2001 July 24 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104. Atlantis and its crew of five glided to a landing at Kennedy Space Center late Tuesday, ending a 5.3-million-mile mission that saw successful installation of the International Space Station's new airlock Quest.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 24 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt, Helms, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-104.

    "Hold Back the Rain" by Duran Duran was the wakeup song for Atlantis crewmembers about 2:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday. Houston's Mission Control Center told the astronauts that the weather appears to be excellent for a landing late tonight to wrap up their 13-day mission. Additional Details: here....


2001 August 1 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry, Culbertson, Dezhurov, Forrester, Helms, Horowitz, Sturckow, Tyurin, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    A week and a half removed from the most recent shuttle visit to the International Space Station, the Expedition Two crew continues preparations for ending its mission aboard the complex as Discovery is readied for the STS-105 launch a week from tomorrow at 4:38 p.m. Central time to deliver supplies, logistics and the next crew to live aboard the orbiting outpost. Additional Details: here....


2001 August 8 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry, Culbertson, Dezhurov, Forrester, Helms, Horowitz, Jett, Sturckow, Tyurin, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    With Discovery poised on Launch Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center for liftoff tomorrow to the International Space Station, Expedition Two Commander Yury Usachev and Flight Engineers Jim Voss and Susan Helms completed the packing of personal items and hardware for their return to Earth after more than five months in orbit and awaited the arrival of their replacements. Additional Details: here....


2001 August 10 - .
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2001 August 11 - .
2001 August 12 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry, Culbertson, Dezhurov, Forrester, Helms, Horowitz, Sturckow, Tyurin, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-105, STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    Discovery Commander Scott Horowitz, with the assistance of Pilot Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialists Pat Forrester and Dan Barry, carefully guided the Shuttle to a linkup with the ISS at 1:42 p.m. Central time as the two craft sailed 240 miles above northwestern Australia. On board Discovery were the new Station Commander Frank Culbertson, and his Expedition Three crewmates, Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin. Additional Details: here....


2001 August 12 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry, Culbertson, Dezhurov, Forrester, Helms, Horowitz, Sturckow, Tyurin, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-105, STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    The crew of Discovery, trailing the International Space Station by less than 2,000 statute miles, was awakened at 5:10 a.m. Central time to the sounds of "The White Eagle," a traditional Russian folk song played for Expedition Three Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov. Dezhurov and his crewmates, Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin are just hours from reaching their new home aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Additional Details: here....


2001 August 13 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Forrester, Helms, Ross, Tyurin, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-105, STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    The crewmembers aboard the Discovery / International Space Station complex were awakened shortly before 4:30 a.m. Central time today to the sounds of the overture from "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini, a tribute to Expedition Three Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, who along with Commander Frank Culbertson and Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov, will move over to the ISS today to take up residency. Additional Details: here....


2001 August 13 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Helms, Tyurin, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-105, STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    The International Space Station's third resident crew officially took control of the complex at 2:15 p.m. CDT today, when confirmation was given by the new station commander that all transfer activities associated with the custom-made Soyuz capsule seat liners had been completed and leak checks on their Russian Sokol space suits was verified. Additional Details: here....


2001 August 17 - .
2001 August 17 - .
2001 August 19 - .
2001 August 19 - .
2001 August 20 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Helms, Sturckow, Tyurin, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-105, STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    Discovery's astronauts, now consisting of the Expedition Two crew, bid farewell to the International Space Station and the Expedition Three crew and undocked from the complex at 9:52 a.m. CDT Monday after more than a week of joint operations. Frank Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin now will settle in to oversee activities on the station for the next four months. Additional Details: here....


2001 August 20 - .
2001 August 21 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Helms, Horowitz, Sturckow, Tyurin, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2, STS-105, STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    With its systems checked out in excellent shape, Space Shuttle Discovery with its seven-person crew that includes the Expedition Two crew, is set to return home at 11:46 a.m. Central time to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, wrapping up a five and a half month stay on the International Space Station. A second landing opportunity is available an hour and a half later at 1:23 p.m. CDT. Additional Details: here....


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