Crew: Daniel C. Brandenstein (4), Commander; Kevin P. Chilton (1), Pilot; Pierre J. Thuot (2), Mission Specialist 1; Kathryn C. Thornton (2), Mission Specialist 2; Richard J. Hieb (2), Mission Specialist 3; Thomas D. Akers (2), Mission Specialist 4; Bruce E. Melnick (2), Mission Specialist 5
Of interest: Shuttle's active fleet back up to 4 orbiters.
The mission, Endeavour's first saw several other firsts: The first EVA involving three astronauts; first and second longest EVA to date: 8 hours and 29 minutes and 7 hours and 45 minutes; first shuttle mission to feature four EVAs; Longest total EVA time for a single shuttle mission: 25 hours and 27 minutes, or 59:23 person hours. Also, the landing featured the first use of a-drag chute on a shuttle.
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