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The CrewCargoTimelineEVAShuttle ArchivesPrevious mission: STS-114Next mission: STS-115STS-121: Continuing Space Shuttle safety improvements
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IMAGE: STS-121 crew patch
STS-121, ISS mission ULF1.1, is the final Space Shuttle Return to Flight test mission. This utilization and logistics flight will bring a multipurpose logistics module to the International Space Station with several thousand pounds of new supplies and experiments.

In addition, some new orbital replacement units, or ORUs, will be delivered and stowed externally on ISS on a special pallet. These ORUs are spares for critical machinery located on the outside of the ISS.

During this mission the crew will also carry out testing of Shuttle inspection and repair hardware, as well as evaluate operational techniques and concepts for conducting on-orbit inspection and repair.

STS-121 Crew
The STS-121 crew: From the left are Astronaut Stephanie Wilson, Michael Fossum, both mission specialists; Steve Lindsey, commander; Piers Sellers, mission specialist; Mark Kelly, pilot; and Lisa M. Nowak, mission specialist. Not shown, European Space Agency Astronaut Thomas Reiter.

Catch all the very latest information on the STS-121 mission at NASA's space shuttle page.


Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 09/19/2005
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