Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-118

Fact Sheet

Launched:                  August 8, 2007 at 6:36 pm EDT

                                    Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Launch Pad 39A

Landed:                      August 21, 2007 at 12:32 pm EDT

                                    KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility, Runway 15

Duration:                    12 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes and 34 seconds

Crew:

  • Scott J. Kelly, Commander
  • Charles O. Hobaugh, Pilot
  • Dr. Dafydd “Dave” Williams, Mission Specialist
  • Barbara R. Morgan, Mission Specialist
  • Richard A. Mastracchio, Mission Specialist
  • Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Mission Specialist
  • Benjamin Alvin Drew, Jr., Mission Specialist

Mission

Continued the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS)

  • Attached new segment weighing 5,000 pounds – known as S5 – to the right side of the station’s backbone or truss
  • Piece provides clearance between sets of solar arrays on the truss structure

Resupply of the ISS

  • Last dedicated shuttle mission providing cargo to the station for 12-15 months
  • Delivered 5,000 pounds of supplies, including food, clothing, spare parts, scientific experiments
  • Removed 5,000 pounds of garbage and spare parts no longer needed on the station

Repair work

  • Replacement of a faulty control moment gyroscope used to control  the space station’s orientation

STS-118 by the numbers:  

  • 119th space shuttle flight
  • 22nd shuttle flight to the ISS
  • 20th flight for space shuttle Endeavour
  • Final scheduled flight of the SPACEHAB module
  • 4 space walks