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STS-100 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. STS-100 installed the ISS Canadarm2 robotic arm.


Position Astronaut
Commander United States Kent V. Rominger
Fifth spaceflight
Pilot United States Jeffrey S. Ashby
Second spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Canada Chris Hadfield, CSA
Second spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 United States John L. Phillips
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 3 United States Scott E. Parazynski
Fourth spaceflight
Mission Specialist 4 Italy Umberto Guidoni, ESA
Second and last spaceflight
Mission Specialist 5 Russia Yuri Lonchakov, RKA
First spaceflight

Mission highlightsEdit

The highest priority objectives of the flight were the installation, activation and checkout of the Canadarm2 robotic arm on the station. The arm, which went into operation on April 28, 2001, was critical to the capability to continue assembly of the International Space Station.[1] The arm was also necessary to attach a new airlock to the station on the subsequent shuttle flight, mission STS-104. A final component of the Canadarm is the Mobile Base System (MBS), installed on board the station during the STS-111 flight.

Other major objectives for Endeavour’s mission were to berth the Raffaello logistics module to the station, activate it, transfer cargo between Raffaello and the station, and reberth Raffaello in the shuttle's payload bay. Raffaello is the second of three Italian Space Agency-developed Multi-Purpose Logistics Module that were launched to the station. The Leonardo module was launched and returned on the previous shuttle flight, STS-102, in March.

Remaining objectives included the transfer of other equipment to the station such as an Ultra-High Frequency communications antenna and a spare electronics component to be attached to the exterior during space walks. Finally, the transfer of supplies and water for use aboard the station, the transfer of experiments and experiment racks to the complex, and the transfer of items for return to Earth from the station to the shuttle were among the objectives.

Endeavour also boosted the station's altitude and performed a flyaround survey of the complex, including recording views of the station with an IMAX cargo bay camera.

All objectives were completed without incident, and reentry and landing happened uneventfully on 1 May 2001.

During this mission, astronaut Chris Hadfield made the first spacewalk by a Canadian.[2]



EVA Spacewalkers Start (UTC) End Duration
EVA 1 Scott Parazynski
Chris Hadfield
22 April 2001
22 April 2001
7 hours 10 minutes
Parazynski and Hadfield deployed a UHF antenna on the Destiny lab. After that, the pair began installing the Canadarm2. Parazynski and Hadfield encountered a problem ensuring the proper torque was applied to the bolt. The pair switched the Pistol Grip Tool (PGT) to manual mode and attempted again successfully.

Hadfield experienced severe eye irritation during the spacewalk due to the anti-fog solution used to polish his spacesuit visor, temporarily blinding him and forcing him to vent oxygen into space. Other astronauts experienced a similar problem on subsequent spacewalks.[2]

EVA 2 Parazynski
24 April 2001
24 April 2001
7 hours 40 minutes
Connected Power and Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) circuits for the new arm on Destiny. Removed an early communications antenna and the transfer of a spare Direct Current Switching Unit (DCSU) from the shuttle's payload bay to an equipment storage rack on the outside of Destiny.

Wake-up callsEdit

NASA began a tradition of playing music to astronauts during the Gemini program, which was first used to wake up a flight crew during Apollo 15.[3] 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.[3][4]

Flight Day Song Artist/Composer Links
Day 2 "Then the Morning Comes" Smash Mouth wav mp3
Day 3 "Danger Zone" Kenny Loggins from the soundtrack to Top Gun wav mp3
Day 4 "Take It From Day to Day" Stan Rogers wav mp3
Day 5 "Both Sides Now" Judy Collins wav mp3
Day 6 "What a Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong wav mp3
Day 7 "Con te Partirò" Andrea Bocelli wav mp3
Day 8 "Behind the Fog" Russian Folk Singer wav mp3
Day 9 "Buckaroo" Don Cain wav mp3
Day 10 "Dangerous" The Arrogant Worms wav mp3
Day 11 "Miles From Nowhere" Cat Stevens wav mp3
Day 13 "True" Spandau Ballet wav mp3

See alsoEdit


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