Endeavour's radar mission to put our planet on the map
The result of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission could be close to 1 trillion measurements of the Earth's topography. Besides contributing to the production of better maps, these measurements could lead to improved water drainage modeling, more realistic flight simulators, better locations for cell phone towers, and enhanced navigation safety.
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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
Countdown - Images of Endeavour and astronauts from Monday's launch attempt.
Pre-flight Work - Images taken during Endeavour processing in its hangar, the Vehicle Assembly Building and rollout to pad 39A.
Mission Overview - Complete report on Endeavour mission, payload and astronauts.
Launch Windows - Chart of available launch windows for Endeavour during the next several days.
Ascent Timeline - Chart of events to occur during launch.
NASA Launch Director Dave King announces Endeavour's launch attempt on Monday was scrubbed due to bad weather.
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Pilot Dom Gorie shows how difficult it is to sit down aboard Endeavour with the shuttle is vertical on the pad.
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Endeavour's six international astronauts depart their quarters for launch pad 39A to board the shuttle.
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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 crew of the space shuttle Endeavour arrive at the Kennedy Space Center in preparation for their launch on mission STS-99.
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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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