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Mission insignia
Mission statistics
Mission name STS-102
Space shuttle Discovery
Launch pad 39-B
Launch date March 8, 2001, 6:42 a.m. EST
Landing March 21, 2001, 2:33:06 am EST (7:33:06 GMT), KSC, Runway 15
Mission duration 12 days, 19 hours, 51 minutes, 57 seconds
Orbital altitude 122 nautical miles (226 km)
Orbital inclination 51.6 degrees
Distance traveled 5.3 million miles
Crew photo
STS-102 crew.jpg
The STS-102 crew portrait.
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STS-102 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. STS-102 flew in March 2001; its primary objectives were resupplying the ISS and rotating the Expedition 1 and Expedition 2 crews.



Position Launching Astronaut Landing Astronaut
Commander James D. Wetherbee
Fifth spaceflight
Pilot James M. Kelly
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Andrew S. W. Thomas
Third spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Paul W. Richards
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 3 Yury V. Usachev, RKA
Expedition 2
Fourth spaceflight
ISS Commander
William M. Shepherd
Expedition 1
Fourth spaceflight
ISS Commander
Mission Specialist 4 James S. Voss
Expedition 2
Fifth spaceflight
ISS Flight Engineer
Yuri P. Gidzenko, RKA
Expedition 1
Second spaceflight
ISS Soyuz Commander
Mission Specialist 5 Susan J. Helms
Expedition 2
Fifth spaceflight
ISS Science Officer
Sergei K. Krikalev, RKA
Expedition 1
Fifth spaceflight
ISS Flight Engineer

Mission parameters


Docking with ISS

  • Docked: March 10, 2001, 06:38:00 UTC
  • Undocked: March 19, 2001, 04:32:00 UTC
  • Time docked: 8 days, 21 h, 54 min, 00 s

Space walks

  • Voss and Helms - EVA 1
  • EVA 1 Start: March 11, 2001 - 05:12 UTC
  • EVA 1 End: March 11, - 14:08 UTC
  • Duration: 8 hours, 56 minutes
  • Thomas and Richards - EVA 2
  • EVA 2 Start: March 13, 2001 - 05:23 UTC
  • EVA 2 End: March 13, - 11:44 UTC
  • Duration: 6 hours, 21 minutes

Wake-up calls

A tradition for NASA human spaceflights since the days of Gemini, mission crews are played a special musical track at the start of each day in space.[1] Each track is specially chosen, often by their families, and usually has a special meaning to an individual member of the crew, or is applicable to their daily activities.[1][2]

Flight Day Song Artist/Composer Links
Day 2
Living the Life Rockit Scientists WAV MP3
Day 4
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Starship WAV MP3
Day 6
From A Distance Nancy Griffith WAV MP3
Day 7
Free Fallin' Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers WAV MP3
Day 8
Should I Stay or Should I Go The Clash WAV MP3
Day 12
Moscow Windows Unknown WAV MP3
Day 13
Just What I Needed The Cars WAV MP3
Day 14
Wipe Out Surfaris WAV MP3

See also


  1. ^ a b Fries, Colin (June 25, 2007). "Chronology of Wakeup Calls" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved 2007-08-13.  
  2. ^ NASA (May 11, 2009). "STS-102 Wakeup Calls". NASA. Retrieved July 31, 2009.  

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