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The launch of STS-101
Mission type ISS assembly/logistics
Operator NASA
COSPAR ID 2000-027A
SATCAT № 26368
Mission duration 9 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes, 10 seconds
Distance travelled 6.6 million kilometres (4.1 million miles)
Orbits completed 155
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Space Shuttle Atlantis
Landing mass 100,369 kilograms (221,276 lb)
Payload mass 1,801 kilograms (3,971 lb)
Crew size 7
Members James D. Halsell, Jr.
Scott J. Horowitz
Mary E. Weber
Jeffrey N. Williams
James S. Voss
Susan J. Helms
Yury V. Usachev
EVAs 1
EVA duration 6 hours, 44 minutes
Start of mission
Launch date 19 May 2000, 10:11 (2000-05-19T10:11Z) UTC
Launch site Kennedy LC-39A
End of mission
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Landing site Kennedy SLF Runway 15
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 319 kilometres (198 mi)[1]
Apogee 332 kilometres (206 mi)[1]
Inclination 51.5 degrees[1]
Period 91.04 minutes[1]
Epoch 21 May 2000
Docking with ISS
Docking port PMA-2
Unity forward
Docking date 20 May 2000, 04:30 UTC
Undocking date 26 May 2000, 23:03 UTC
Time docked 5 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes

STS-101 crew (left to right): Weber, Williams, Horowitz, Usachev, Voss (in white suit), Halsell, Helms

Space Shuttle program
← STS-99 STS-106

STS-101 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis. The mission was a 10-day mission conducted between 19 May 2000 and 29 May 2000. The mission was designated 2A.2a and was a resupply mission to the International Space Station. STS-101 was delayed 3 times in April due to high winds. STS-101 traveled 4.1 million miles and completed 155 revolutions of the earth and landed on runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center. The mission was the first to fly with the "glass cockpit".


  • Crew 1
    • Spacewalks 1.1
  • Mission highlights 2
  • Wake-up calls 3
  • Media 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Position Astronaut
Commander James D. Halsell, Jr.
Fifth spaceflight
Pilot Scott J. Horowitz
Third spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Mary E. Weber
Second spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Jeffrey N. Williams
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 3 James S. Voss
Fourth spaceflight
Mission Specialist 4 Susan J. Helms
Fourth spaceflight
Mission Specialist 5 Yury V. Usachev, RSA
Third spaceflight


  • Voss and Williams – EVA 1
  • EVA 1 Start: 22 May 2000 – 01:48 UTC
  • EVA 1 End: 22 May 2000 – 08:32 UTC
  • Duration: 6 hours, 44 minutes

Mission highlights

ICC STS-101 with SOAR, SHOSS Box & Strela
STS-101 launches from Kennedy Space Center, 19 May 2000.
Illustration of the ISS during STS-101
STS-101 landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility, 29 May 2000.

STS-101 delivered supplies to the International Space Station, hauled up using a Spacehab double module and an Integrated Cargo Carrier pallet. The crew performed a spacewalk and then reboosted the station from 230 miles (370 km) to 250 miles (400 km).

Detailed objectives included ISS ingress/safety to take air samples, monitor carbon dioxide, deploy portable, personal fans, measure air flow, rework/modify ISS ducting, replace air filters, and replace Zarya fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. Critical replacements, repairs and spares were also done to replace four suspect batteries on Zarya, replace failed or suspect electronics for Zarya's batteries, replace Radio Telemetry System memory unit, replace port early communications antenna, replace Radio Frequency Power Distribution Box and clear Space Vision System target.

The mission also included incremental assembly/upgrades such as assembly of Strela crane, installation of additional exterior handrails, set up of center-line camera cable, installation of "Komparus" cable inserts and reseating the U.S. crane. Assembly parts, tools and equipment were also transferred to the station and equipment stowed for future missions.

The station was also resupplied with water, a docking mechanism accessory kit, film and video tape for documentation, office supplies and personal items. Crew health maintenance items were also transferred including exercise equipment, medical support supplies, formaldehyde monitor kit and a passive dosimetry system.

This mission was almost similar to the Columbia disaster. A damaged tile seam caused a breach which allowed superheated gas to enter the left wing during reentry. The gas did not penetrate deeply and the damage was repaired before the next flight. If it had penetrated deeply the Shuttle could have been destroyed during reentry.

This mission was the first mission to fly with a glass cockpit.

During STS-101, Atlantis was the first Shuttle to fly with a glass cockpit.

Wake-up calls

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.

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.[2][3]

Flight Day Song Artist Played for Links
Day 2 Free Fallin Tom Petty Susan Helms wav, mp3
Day 3 “Lookin' Out The Window” Stevie Ray Vaughan wav, mp3
Day 4 “Haunted House” Roy Buchanan wav, mp3
Day 5 "I Only Have Eyes for You" Flamingos Jim Halsell wav, mp3
Day 6 "I'm Gonna Fly" Amy Grant Scott Horowitz wav, mp3
Day 7 “Don't It Make You Wanna Dance” Jerry Jeff Walker Jeffrey Williams wav, mp3
Day 8 Untitled Russian song Unknown Yury Usachev wav, mp3
Day 9 25 or 6 to 4 Chicago wav, mp3
Day 10 El Capitan John Philip Sousa wav, mp3


See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chronology of Wakeup Calls". NASA. 2 August 2005. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "STS-130 Wakeup Calls".  

External links

  • NASA mission summary
  • STS-101 Video Highlights
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