Space Station Flight 3A|
|Launch:|| Oct. 11, 2000|
6:17 p.m. CDT
12:45 p.m. CDT
|EVA:|| 4 space walks|
10:08 a.m. CDT
|Landing:||Edwards Air Force
Oct. 24, 2000
|Duration:||12 days, 21 hours,
Altitude:||177 nautical miles|
launched into the evening sky over Florida on Oct. 11,
2000, to start the 100th mission of the space shuttle
videos are available in the Gallery.
Space Shuttle Flight
STS-92 took its place in history Oct. 11, 2000, when Space Shuttle
Discovery launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to
begin the 100th flight of the space shuttle program.
STS-92, the crew delivered and installed the Z1 Truss and
Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 to the International Space Station.
were seven astronauts -- Commander Brian Duffy, Pilot Pam
Melroy and Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao, Bill McArthur,
Koichi Wakata, Jeff Wisoff and Mike Lopez-Alegria. Wakata
represented the National Space Development Agency of Japan,
or NASDA, for the second time in his career. During STS-72
in 1996, he became the first NASDA astronaut to fly as a mission
specialist aboard the space shuttle.
the fourth space walk of STS-92, Astronauts Jeff Wisoff
and Michael Lopez-Alegria each took a turn testing Simplified
Aid for EVA Rescue also known as SAFER, which is a small
rescue backpack that could help a drifting astronaut regain
the safety of the spacecraft.
Installs Space Station Elements During Space Walks
STS-92 crewmembers conducted four space walks on the outside of the
docked complex. During consecutive days beginning Oct. 15,
2000, space walkers conducted the complex, demanding tasks
that were required for installation of the Z1 Truss and Pressurized
Mating Adapter 3 onto the station's Unity module.
Specialists Leroy Chiao and Bill McArthur performed the first
and third excursions. Mission Specialists Jeff Wisoff and
Michael Lopez-Alegria performed the second and fourth. Total
space walk time for the mission was 27 hours, 19 minutes.
the International Space Station 3A mission, the following
elements were added:|
Truss Structure Z1||an
early exterior framework to allow first U.S. solar arrays
on Flight 4A to be temporarily installed on Unity for
early science capability and U.S. television on 6A|
non-propulsive (electrically powered) attitude control
when activated on 5A|
shuttle docking port for solar array installation on 4A,
Lab installation on 5A|