STS-99 launch countdown
Posted: February 11, 2000
NASA is counting down to the second attempt to launch space shuttle Endeavour on an 11-day Earth radar mapping mission. Images: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now.
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Flight data file
Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
Launch date: Feb. 11, 2000
Launch window: 1730-1940 GMT (12:30-2:40 p.m. EST)
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Landing date: Feb. 22, 2000
Landing time: 2138 GMT (4:38 p.m. EST)
Landing site: SLF, KSC
Crew: Kregel, Gorie, Kavandi, Voss, Mohri, Thiele
Endeavour's six international astronauts depart their quarters on Friday for launch pad 39A to board the shuttle.
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The six international astronauts that will fly aboard shuttle Endeavour returns to Kennedy Space Center for launch.
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Animation shows 200-foot long antenna mast being deployed from Endeavour. Narrated by Lead Flight Director Paul Dye.
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Animation of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission's coverage of North America during Endeavour's flight.
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The SRTM antenna mast is retracted back into Endeavour's payload bay as seen in animation. Narrated by Lead Flight Director Paul Dye.
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The STS-99 crew meet the press at launch pad 39A during a break in preflight training.
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