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IMAGE: STS-92 Crew Patch
Mission Highlights
Mission:International Space Station Flight 3A
Launch Pad:39A
Launch: Oct. 11, 2000
6:17 p.m. CDT
Window:5 minutes
Docking:Oct. 13, 2000
12:45 p.m. CDT
EVA: 4 space walks
Undocking:Oct. 20, 2000
10:08 a.m. CDT
Landing:Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,
Oct. 24, 2000
4 p.m.CDT
Duration:12 days, 21 hours, 43 minutes
Orbit Altitude:177 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination:51.6 degrees
Miles Traveled:5.3 million
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*MCC Status Reports
*Z1 Truss
*International Space Station Science Operation News
*STS-92 Imagery
*STS-92 Videos
*STS-92 Wake-up Calls
*The Crew Answers Internet Questions
*MCC Answers Internet Questions
IMAGE: Discovery lifts off.
Discovery launched into the evening sky over Florida on Oct. 11, 2000, to start the 100th mission of the space shuttle program. Mission videos are available in the Gallery.

100th 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.

During STS-92, the crew delivered and installed the Z1 Truss and Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 to the International Space Station.

Onboard 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.

IMAGE: International Space Station
*STS-92 Press Kit
*Mission Status Reports
*Z1 Truss
*Launch History in 100 Photos
*STS-92 Space Walks

IMAGE: Space walkers
During 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.

Crew 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.

Mission 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.

Mission 3A Additions
During the International Space Station 3A mission, the following elements were added:
Integrated Truss Structure Z1an early exterior framework to allow first U.S. solar arrays on Flight 4A to be temporarily installed on Unity for early power
Communication System
supports early science capability and U.S. television on 6A
Control Moment Gyrosprovide non-propulsive (electrically powered) attitude control when activated on 5A
Pressurized Mating
Adapter 3
provides shuttle docking port for solar array installation on 4A, Lab installation on 5A

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 12/10/2003
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