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Summary of Space Shuttle Missions

Note Throughout tables the European time format (day/month/year) is used; all times are UTC.

Mission Orbiter Crew Mission duration [UTC] Landing site Payload (primary) / purpose / mission highlights / noticeable events
no. designation   (up/down) lift-off landing    
 
1 STS-1 Columbia 2 12/04/1981 14/04/1981 Edwards AFB flight testing by astronauts Robert Crippen and John Young; first flight of shuttle Columbia
2 STS-2 Columbia 2 12/11/1981 14/11/1981 Edwards AFB flight testing; tests of Remote Manipulator System (RMS; robot arm)
3 STS-3 Columbia 2 22/03/1982 30/03/1982 White Sands MR tests of robot arm, materials processing; sole landing at this backup site
4 STS-4 Columbia 2 27/06/1982 04/07/1982 Edwards AFB tests of robot arm (scientific payload); materials processing, Department of Defense (DoD) payload
5 STS-5 Columbia 4 11/11/1982 16/11/1982 Edwards AFB 2 communication satellites
6 STS-6 Challenger 4 04/04/1983 09/04/1983 Edwards AFB communication satellite, extravehicular activity (EVA); first flight of shuttle Challenger
7 STS-7 Challenger 5 18/06/1983 24/06/1983 Edwards AFB 2 communication satellites; first retrieval of an object from orbit using RMS
8 STS-8 Challenger 5 30/08/1983 06/09/1983 Edwards AFB communication satellite; RMS testing
9 STS-9 Columbia 6 28/11/1983 08/12/1983 Edwards AFB first Spacelab payload
10 STS 41-B Challenger 5 03/02/1984 11/02/1984 Kennedy SC 2 communication satellites; introduction of the Manned Manoeuvring Unit (MMU); first KSC landing
11 STS 41-C Challenger 5 06/04/1984 13/04/1984 Edwards AFB retrieval, repair and redeployment of a malfunctioning spacecraft using MMU
12 STS 41-D Discovery 6 30/08/1984 05/06/1984 Edwards AFB 3 communication satellites; first flight of shuttle Discovery
13 STS 41-G Challenger 7 05/10/1984 13/10/1984 Edwards AFB NASA Earth Radiation Budget Explorer
14 STS 51-A Discovery 5 08/11/1984 16/11/1984 Edwards AFB 2 communication satellites; retrieval of 2 satellites from orbit
15 STS 51-C Discovery 5 24/01/1985 27/01/1985 Edwards AFB DoD payload
16 STS 51-D Discovery 7 12/04/1985 19/04/1985 Edwards AFB 2 commercial satellites
17 STS 51-B Challenger 7 29/04/1985 06/05/1985 Edwards AFB second Spacelab mission
18 STS 51-G Discovery 7 17/06/1985 24/06/1985 Edwards AFB 3 communication satellites; deployment and retrieval of scientific satellite
19 STS 51-F Challenger 7 29/07/1985 06/08/1985 Edwards AFB third Spacelab mission; 5 minutes, 45 seconds into the flight the no. 1 engine shut down prematurely due to a sensor problem and an abort-to-orbit was performed
20 STS 51-I Discovery 5 27/08/1985 03/09/1985 Edwards AFB 3 communication satellites
21 STS 51-J Atlantis 5 03/10/1985 10/10/1985 Edwards AFB DoD payload; first flight of shuttle Atlantis
22 STS 61-A Challenger 8 30/10/1985 06/11/1985 Edwards AFB fourth Spacelab mission (first German mission D1)
23 STS 61-B Atlantis 7 26/11/1985 03/12/1985 Edwards AFB 3 communication satellites; experiments in astronaut assembly of structures
24 STS 61-C Columbia 7 12/01/1986 18/01/1986 Edwards AFB 1 commercial satellite, Hitchhiker payload; infrared imaging experiments
25 STS 51-L Challenger 7 28/01/1986 exploded 73 seconds into the flight due to booster leakage; TDRS-2; all seven astronauts killed
26 STS-26 Discovery 5 29/09/1988 03/10/1988 Edwards AFB first post-accident flight
27 STS-27 Atlantis 5 02/12/1988 06/12/1988 Edwards AFB DoD payload
28 STS-29 Discovery 5 13/03/1989 18/03/1989 Edwards AFB TDRS-4 satellite, Orbiter Experiment Autonomous Supporting Instrumentation System-1 (OASIS-1)
29 STS-30 Atlantis 5 04/05/1989 08/05/1989 Edwards AFB Magellan/Venus radar mapper spacecraft
30 STS-28 Columbia 5 08/08/1989 13/08/1989 Edwards AFB DoD payload
31 STS-34 Atlantis 5 18/10/1989 23/10/1989 Edwards AFB Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft
32 STS-33 Discovery 5 22/11/1989 27/11/1989 Edwards AFB DoD payload
33 STS-32 Columbia 5 09/01/1990 20/01/1990 Edwards AFB DoD communication satellite; retrieval of Long Endurance Exposure Facility (LDEF) from orbit
34 STS-36 Atlantis 5 28/02/1990 04/03/1990 Edwards AFB DoD payload
35 STS-31 Discovery 5 24/04/1990 29/04/1990 Edwards AFB Hubble Space Telescope, IMAX Cargo Bay Camera (ICBC)
36 STS-41 Discovery 5 06/10/1990 10/10/1990 Edwards AFB ESA-built Ulysses spacecraft
37 STS-38 Atlantis 5 15/11/1990 20/11/1990 Kennedy SC DoD payload
38 STS-35 Columbia 7 02/12/1990 10/12/1990 Edwards AFB round-the-clock observations of celestial sphere in ultraviolett and X-ray astronomy with ASTRO-1
39 STS-37 Atlantis 5 05/04/1991 11/04/1991 Edwards AFB Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO)
40 STS-39 Discovery 7 28/04/1991 06/05/1991 Kennedy SC DoD payload; civil experiments
41 STS-40 Columbia 7 05/06/1991 14/06/1991 Edwards AFB fifth Spacelab mission
42 STS-43 Atlantis 5 02/08/1991 11/08/1991 Kennedy SC TDRS-5 satellite
43 STS-48 Discovery 5 12/09/1991 18/09/1991 Edwards AFB Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS)
44 STS-44 Atlantis 6 24/11/1991 01/12/1991 Edwards AFB DoD payload; civil experiments
45 STS-42 Discovery 7 22/01/1992 30/01/1992 Edwards AFB International Microgravity Laboratory-1 (IML-1)
46 STS-45 Atlantis 7 24/03/1992 02/04/1992 Kennedy SC Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-1 (ATLAS-1)
47 STS-49 Endeavour 7 07/05/1992 16/05/1992 Edwards AFB captured and redeployed INTELSAT VI (F-3) satellite; four extravehicular activities; first flight of shuttle Endeavour
48 STS-50 Columbia 7 25/06/1992 09/07/1992 Kennedy SC US Microgravity Laboratory-1 (USML-1)
49 STS-46 Atlantis 7 31/07/1992 08/08/1992 Kennedy SC deployment of ESA's European Retrievable Carrier (EURECA)
50 STS-47 Endeavour 6 12/09/1992 20/09/1992 Kennedy SC Spacelab-J (SL-J) module
51 STS-52 Columbia 6 22/10/1992 01/11/1992 Kennedy SC Laser Geodynamic Satellite II (LAGEOS II), US Microgravity Payload-1 (USMP-1)
52 STS-53 Discovery 5 02/12/1992 09/12/1992 Edwards AFB DoD payload; civil experiments
53 STS-54 Endeavour 5 13/01/1993 19/01/1993 Kennedy SC TDRS-6 satellite
54 STS-56 Discovery 5 08/04/1993 17/04/1993 Kennedy SC Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-2 (ATLAS-2)
55 STS-55 Columbia 7 26/04/1993 06/05/1993 Edwards AFB second German Spacelab mission (D2)
56 STS-57 Endeavour 6 21/06/1993 01/07/1993 Kennedy SC commercially developed Spacehab laboratory
57 STS-51 Discovery 5 12/09/1993 22/09/1993 Kennedy SC Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS), astronomical satellite
58 STS-58 Columbia 7 18/10/1993 01/11/1993 Edwards AFB second Spacelab Life Sciences mission (SLS-2)
59 STS-61 Endeavour 7 02/12/1993 13/12/1993 Kennedy SC repair of Hubble Space Telescope; several extravehicular activities
60 STS-60 Discovery 6 03/02/1994 11/02/1994 Kennedy SC Spacehab-2 module; first Russian cosmonaut to fly onboard Shuttle
61 STS-62 Columbia 5 04/03/1994 18/03/1994 Kennedy SC US Microgravity Payload-2 (USMP-2), Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology-2 (OAST-2)
62 STS-59 Endeavour 6 09/04/1994 20/04/1994 Edwards AFB Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-1)
63 STS-65 Columbia 7 08/07/1994 23/07/1994 Kennedy SC International Microgravity Laboratory-2 (IML-2)
64 STS-64 Discovery 6 09/09/1994 20/09/1994 Edwards AFB Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE); untethered extravehicular activity
65 STS-68 Endeavour 6 30/09/1994 11/10/1994 Edwards AFB Space Radar Laboratory (SRL-2)
66 STS-66 Atlantis 6 03/11/1994 14/11/1994 Edwards AFB Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-3 (ATLAS-3)
67 STS-63 Discovery 6 03/02/1995 11/02/1995 Kennedy SC Spacehab-3 module; approach and flyaround with Russian space station Mir
68 STS-67 Endeavour 7 02/03/1995 18/03/1995 Edwards AFB ASTRO-2, Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT); first Shuttle mission connected to the Internet
69 STS-71 Atlantis 7 / 8 27/06/1995 07/07/1995 Kennedy SC first Space Shuttle - Mir docking; first on-orbit changeout of Shuttle crew
70 STS-70 Discovery 5 13/07/1995 22/07/1995 Kennedy SC TDRS-G satellite
71 STS-69 Endeavour 5 07/09/1995 18/09/1995 Kennedy SC Spartan 201-03 payload; extravehicular activity to practice for space station work
72 STS-73 Columbia 7 20/10/1995 05/11/1995 Kennedy SC US Microgravity Laboratory-2 (USML-2)
73 STS-74 Atlantis 5 12/11/1995 20/11/1995 Kennedy SC second docking to Mir; Russian-built Docking Module (DM) installed on Mir
74 STS-72 Endeavour 6 11/01/1996 20/01/1996 Kennedy SC retrieval and redeployment of Japanese satellite; extravehicular activities
75 STS-75 Columbia 7 22/02/1996 09/03/1996 Kennedy SC TSS-1R satellite lost due to cut tether; US Microgravity Payload-3 (USMP-3)
76 STS-76 Atlantis 6 / 5 22/03/1996 31/03/1996 Edwards AFB third docking to Mir; first female American astronaut to live on Mir transferred
77 STS-77 Endeavour 6 19/05/1996 29/05/1996 Kennedy SC Spacehab-4 module; four rendezvous activities with two different payloads
78 STS-78 Columbia 7 20/06/1996 07/07/1996 Kennedy SC Life and Microgravity Spacelab (LMS); multinational cooperation of five space agencies
79 STS-79 Atlantis 6 / 6 16/09/1996 26/09/1996 Kennedy SC fourth docking to Mir; first US crew exchange aboard Mir; Spacehab-DM module
80 STS-80 Columbia 5 19/11/1996 07/12/1996 Kennedy SC deployment, operation and retrieval of two free-flying research spacecraft
81 STS-81 Atlantis 6 / 6 12/01/1997 22/01/1997 Kennedy SC fifth docking to Mir, transfer of astronauts and logistics; Spacehab-DM module
82 STS-82 Discovery 7 11/02/1997 21/02/1997 Kennedy SC servicing and upgrade of Hubble Space Telescope
83 STS-83 Columbia 7 04/04/1997 08/04/1997 Kennedy SC Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1); shortened flight due to fuel cell shutdown
84 STS-84 Atlantis 6 15/05/1997 24/05/1997 Kennedy SC sixth docking to Mir; Spacehab-DM module
85 STS-94 Columbia 7 01/07/1997 17/07/1997 Kennedy SC first reflight of same vehicle, crew and payloads, following shortened STS-83 mission; MSL-1
86 STS-85 Discovery 6 07/08/1997 19/08/1997 Kennedy SC several payloads (Mission to Planet Earth); International Space Station (ISS) assembly preparations
87 STS-86 Atlantis 7 / 7 25/09/1997 06/10/1997 Kennedy SC seventh docking to Mir; repair work on Mir's damaged Spektr module
88 STS-87 Columbia 6 19/11/1997 05/12/1997 Kennedy SC US Microgravity Payload-4 (USMP-4); Spartan 201-04 free-flyer lost, but recaptured by hand
89 STS-89 Endeavour 7 / 7 22/01/1998 31/01/1998 Kennedy SC eighth docking to Mir; crew exchange and logistics
90 STS-90 Columbia 7 17/04/1998 03/05/1998 Kennedy SC Neurolab 26 experiments in Spacelab module
91 STS-91 Discovery 6 / 6 02/06/1998 12/06/1998 Kennedy SC ninth and final docking to Mir; crew exchange
92 STS-95 Discovery 7 29/10/1998 07/11/1998 Kennedy SC Spacehab module; Hubble Space Telescope Orbiting Systems Test (HOST); John Glenn onboard
93 STS-88 Endeavour 6 04/12/1998 15/12/1998 Kennedy SC first International Space Station (ISS-1) flight; Zarya and Unity modules connected
94 STS-96 Discovery 7 27/05/1999 06/06/1999 Kennedy SC ISS-2; first Shuttle - ISS docking; supply and outfitting of ISS
95 STS-93 Columbia 5 23/07/1999 27/07/1999 Kennedy SC Chandra X-ray Observatory; first Shuttle flight commanded by a woman
96 STS-103 Discovery 7 19/12/1999 27/12/1999 Kennedy SC service of Hubble Space Telescope
97 STS-99 Endeavour 6 11/02/2000 22/02/2000 Kennedy SC Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
98 STS-101 Atlantis 7 19/05/2000 30/05/2000 Kennedy SC ISS-2A/2a; Spacehab (DM)/ICC; first flight with new Honeywell MEDS 'glass cockpit'
99 STS-106 Atlantis 7 08/09/2000 19/09/2000 Kennedy SC ISS-2A/2b; logistics
100 STS-92 Discovery 7 12/10/2000 24/10/2000 Edwards AFB ISS-3A; Z-1 Truss and PMA-3 modules
101 STS-97 Endeavour 7 01/12/2000 12/12/2000 Kennedy SC ISS-4A; PV module P6
102 STS-98 Atlantis 5 08/02/2001 20/02/2001 Edwards AFB ISS-5A; Destiny Laboratory Module
103 STS-102 Discovery 7 / 7 08/03/2001 20/03/2001 Kennedy SC ISS-5A/1; 'Leonardo' M-PL module (M-PLM); Expedition Crew 2 up / Expedition Crew 1 down
104 STS-100 Endeavour 7 19/04/2001 01/05/2001 Edwards AFB ISS-6A; 'Raffaello' M-PLM, Canadarm2 (robotic arm)
105 STS-104 Atlantis 5 12/07/2001 24/07/2001 Kennedy SC ISS-7A; ISS airlock
106 STS-105 Discovery 7 / 7 09/08/2001 22/08/2001 Kennedy SC ISS-7A/1; 'Leonardo' M-PLM; Expedition Crew 3 up / Expedition Crew 2 down
107 STS-108 Endeavour 7 / 7 05/12/2001 17/12/2001 Kennedy SC ISS-UF-1; 'Raffaello' M-PLM; Expedition Crew 4 up / Expedition Crew 3 down
108 STS-109 Columbia 7 01/03/2002 12/03/2002 Kennedy SC third Hubble Space Telescope servicing
109 STS-110 Atlantis 7 08/04/2002 19/04/2002 Kennedy SC ISS-8A; Integrated Truss Structure (ITS SO); Mobile Transporter (MT)
110 STS-111 Endeavour 7 / 7 05/06/2002 19/06/2002 Edwards AFB ISS-UF-2; 'Leonardo' M-PLM; MBS; Expedition Crew 5 up / Expedition Crew 4 down
111 STS-112 Atlantis 6 07/10/2002 18/10/2002 Kennedy SC ISS-9A; first right-side Truss segment (ITS S1); Crew & Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A
112 STS-113 Endeavour 7 / 7 24/11/2002 07/12/2002 Kennedy SC ISS-11A; first left-side Truss segment (ITS P1) Crew & Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart B; Expedition Crew 6 up / Expedition Crew 5 down
113 STS-107 Columbia 7 16/01/2003 (01/02/2003) Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated at around 14:00 UTC, some 16 minutes prior to a scheduled landing at KSC at an altitude of approx. 61 km (200,000 ft) and a speed of Mach 18.1 over north central Texas (32.9 N / -99.0 W, near Dallas). The identified root cause was failure of the vehicle's thermal protection system, triggered by a breach to the shuttle's left main wing. All seven astronauts on the research mission (Spacehab Double Module), including the first Israeli space traveller, were killed when the shuttle broke up.
 > Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation – Final findings (30/08/2003)
114 STS-114 Discovery 7 26/07/2005 09/08/2005 Edwards AFB ISS-LF1; Return to Flight test mission; External Stowage Platform (ESP-2); MPL module 'Raffaello'; Logistics Flight
115 STS-121 Discovery 7 / 6 04/07/2006 17/07/2006 Kennedy SC ISS-ULF1.1; Return to Flight test mission; additional flight will complete tasks originally planned for STS-114; Utilization and Logistics Flight
116 STS-115 Atlantis 6 09/09/2006 21/09/2006 Kennedy SC ISS-12A; second left-side truss segment (ITS P3/P4); solar array set and batteries
117 STS-116 Discovery 7 / 6 10/12/2006 22/12/2006 Kennedy SC ISS-12A.1; third left-side truss segment (ITS P5); Spacehab Module; solar array set and batteries
118 STS-117 Atlantis 7 / 7 08/06/2007 22/06/2007 Kennedy SC ISS-13A; second right-side truss segment (ITS S3/S4 arrays)
119 STS-118 Endeavour 7 08/08/2007 21/08/2007 Kennedy SC ISS-13A.1; third right-side truss segment (ITS S5); Spacehab Module
120 STS-120 Discovery 7 / 7 23/10/2007 07/11/2007 Kennedy SC ISS-10A; U.S. Node 2; US core of ISS complete after this mission
121 STS-122 Atlantis 7 / 7 07/02/2008 20/02/2008 Kennedy SC Columbus European Laboratory Module; Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure - Non-Deployable (MPESS-ND)
122 STS-123 Endeavour 7 / 7 11/03/2008 26/03/2008 Kennedy SC Kibo Japanese Experiment Logistics Module - Pressurized Section (ELM-PS); Spacelab Pallet - Deployable 1 (SLP-D1) with Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, Dextre
123 STS-124 Discovery 7 / 7 31/05/2008 14/06/2008 Kennedy SC Kibo Japanese Experiment Module Pressurized Module (JEM-PM); Japanese Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS)
124 STS-126 Endeavour 7 15/11/2008 30/11/2008 Edwards AFB Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM)
125 STS-119 Discovery 7 / 7 15/03/2009 28/03/2009 Kennedy SC ISS-15A; fourth right-side truss segment (ITS S6); solar array set and batteries
126 STS-125 Atlantis 7 11/05/2009 24/05/2009 Edwards AFB Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4
127 STS-127 Endeavour 7 / 7 15/07/2009 31/07/2009 Kennedy SC Kibo Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility (JEM EF); Kibo Japanese Experiment Logistics Module - Exposed Section (ELM-ES)
128 STS-128 Discovery 7 / 7 29/08/2009 12/09/2009 Edwards AFB Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM); Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier (LMC)
129 STS-129 Atlantis 6 / 7 16/11/2009 27/11/2009 Kennedy SC Express Logistics Carrier 1+2
130 STS-130 Endeavour 6 08/02/2010 22/02/2010 Kennedy SC ISS-20A; Tranquility Node 3, Cupola
131 STS-131 Discovery 7 05/04/2010 20/04/2010 Kennedy SC ISS-19A; Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
132 STS-132 Atlantis 6 14/05/2010 26/05/2010 Kennedy SC ULF4; Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC), Mini Research Module (MRM1)
133 STS-133 Discovery 6 24/02/2011 09/03/2011 Kennedy SC Express Logistics Carrier 3 (ELC3), Permanent Multi-Purpose Module (PMM)
134 STS-134 Endeavour 6 16/05/2011 01/06/2011 Kennedy SC Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02), AubieSat-1, Express Logistics Carrier 3 (ELC3)
135 STS-135 Atlantis 4 08/07/2011 21/07/2011 Kennedy SC ULF5; Multi-Purpose Logistics Module