Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-71

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-71

Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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STS-71

STS-71 was the third mission of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program and the first Space Shuttle docking to Russian space station Mir. It started on 27 June 1995 with the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin to the station and recovered Increment astronaut Norman Thagard. Atlantis returned to Earth on 7 July with a crew of eight. It was the first of seven straight missions to Mir flown by Atlantis.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis


Serial OV-104

Launch Crew Count 7

Status Retired

Landing Time 1995-07-07T14:55:00+0000


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Crew

Robert L. Gibson

Commander

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1946-10-30

Status Retired

Type Government


Charles J. Precourt

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1955-06-29

Status Retired

Type Government


Anatoly Solovyev

Mission Specialist

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth 1948-01-16

Status Retired

Type Government


Bonnie J. Dunbar

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1949-03-03

Status Retired

Type Government


Ellen S. Baker

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1953-04-27

Status Retired

Type Government


Gregory Harbaugh

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1956-04-15

Status Retired

Type Government


Nikolai Budarin

Mission Specialist

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth 1963-04-29

Status Retired

Type Government


Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104


Height 38.10 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 28200 kN

Diameter 8.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 24400 kg

Liftoff Mass 2040 Tonnes


Launch Success 32

Consecutive Success 32

Maiden Flight 1985-10-03

Launch Failures 0


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Programs

Mir

Mir was a space station that operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001, operated by the Soviet Union and later by Russia. Mir was the first modular space station and was assembled in orbit from 1986 to 1996.

Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011.

Shuttle–Mir

The Shuttle–Mir program was a collaborative 11-mission space program between Russia and the United States that involved American Space Shuttles visiting the Russian space station Mir, Russian cosmonauts flying on the Shuttle, and an American astronaut flying aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to engage in long-duration expeditions aboard Mir.

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