|STS-118 Mission Journal|
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|LEFT: STS-118 crew portrait.
RIGHT: Updated STS-118 Mission Patch.
|Mission:||International Space Station Flight 13A.1|
ISS S5 Truss,
|Crew:||7 (6 US, 1 Canadian)|
|Launch Date:||8 August 2007|
|Launch Window:||10 minutes|
|Launch Facility:||Kennedy Space Center, Pad 39A|
|Docking:||FD-3 - 10 Aug 2007, 1:51PM EDT (1751 GMT)|
|EVAs:||4 Spacewalks (FD-4, FD-6, FD-8, FD-11)|
|Orbital Insertion Altitude:||122 nautical miles (226 kilometers)|
|Flight Stats:||119th Shuttle flight (20th for Endeavour)|
|Launch On Need:||STS-322 (Discovery)|
Mission info from NASA, CSA, and Spaceflight Now! websites
Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-118 mission is the 22nd shuttle flight to the International Space Station. It will continue space station construction by delivering a third starboard truss segment. It's also the first flight of an Educator Astronaut, Mission Specialist Barbara R. Morgan.
+ Visit the STS-118 Educators' Resource Page
U.S. Navy Commander Scott J. Kelly will command the seven-person crew of STS-118. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col Charles O. Hobaugh will be Endeavour's pilot. Veteran astronauts Richard A. Mastracchio and Dr. Dafydd (Dave) Williams of the Canadian Space Agency will be returning to space for their second missions. Barbara R. Morgan, Tracy E. Caldwell, Ph. D., and Benjamin Alvin Drew round out the crew as mission specialists.
[From the Press Kit:] The mission is baselined as an 11-day flight spanning 12 flight days. After the new Station-to-Shuttle Power Transfer System (SSPTS) is activated and checked out, the flight will be extended to 14 days with landing on flight day 15. The first eight flight days of the mission will be identical with or without an extension.
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