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IMAGE: STS-112 crew patch
Mission Highlights
Mission:International Space Station Flight 9A

Oct. 7, 2002
2:46 p.m. CDT

Window:5 minutes
Docking:Oct. 9, 2002
10:17 a.m. CDT
Undocking:Oct. 16, 2002
8:13 a.m. CDT
Landing:Oct. 18, 2002
10:44 a.m. CDT
Duration:10 days,
19 hours
58 minutes
122 nautical
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IMAGE: Space Shuttle Atlantis lands
Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to wrap up STS-112

Atlantis Returns Home
Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to wrap up STS-112, an International Space Station assembly mission. Landing occurred at 10:44 a.m. CDT (1544 GMT) Friday, ending the mission at the 10-day, 19-hour, 58-minute mark.

While at the International Space Station, the STS-112 crew conducted joint operations with the Expedition Five crew, installed and activated the S1 (S-One) Truss and performed three spacewalks.

The landing was the 60th by a shuttle at Kennedy Space Center and concluded the 15th shuttle flight to the International Space Station and the 26th flight of Atlantis.

Check out the STS-112 Flight Day 10 imagery and flight Day 11 videos in the Gallery.

Ask the crew and MCC answers are now available.

Click here for an interactive view of STS-112 (Requires Flash Player).

IMAGE: Commander Jeff Ashby
*Integrated Truss Structure
*STS-112 Press Kit
*STS-112 Mission Overview (419 Kb PDF)
*STS-112 Imagery

External Tank Camera
IMAGE:  External Tank Camera view of Space Shuttle Atlantis
Space Shuttle Atlantis heads to orbit following a liftoff from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. This is a view from a camera mounted on the External Tank.

STS-112 Delivers S1 Truss to ISS
The STS-112 crew - Commander Jeff Ashby, Pilot Pam Melroy and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus, Piers Sellers, David Wolf and Fyodor Yurchikhin continued the on-orbit construction of the International Space Station with the delivery of the S-1 (S-One) Truss. The S1, the third piece of the station's 11-piece Integrated Truss Structure, was attached to the starboard end of the S0 (S-Zero) Truss on Flight Day 4. The STS-112 crew performed three spacewalks to outfit and activate the new component. The crew also transferred cargo between the two vehicles and used the shuttle's thruster jets during two maneuvers to raise the station's orbit.

STS-112 was also the first shuttle mission to use a camera on the External Tank. The color video camera provided a live view of the launch to flight controllers and NASA TV viewers.

Click here to see the STS-112 videos.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 01/15/2004
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