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Space Shuttle Endeavour launches from the Kennedy Space Center, 30 November 2000
Mission typeISS assembly
Mission duration10 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes, 20 seconds
Distance travelled7,203,000 kilometres (4,476,000 mi)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSpace Shuttle Endeavour
Launch mass120,742 kilograms (266,191 lb)
Landing mass89,758 kilograms (197,883 lb)
Payload mass7,906 kilograms (17,430 lb)
Crew size5
MembersBrent W. Jett
Michael J. Bloomfield
Joseph R. Tanner
Marc Garneau
Carlos I. Noriega
Start of mission
Launch date1 December 2000, 03:06 (2000-12-01UTC03:06Z) UTC
Launch siteKennedy LC-39B
End of mission
Landing date11 December 2000, 23:04 (2000-12-11UTC23:05Z) UTC
Landing siteKennedy SLF Runway 15
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee352 kilometres (219 mi)
Apogee365 kilometres (227 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Period91.7 min
Docking with ISS
Docking portPMA-3
(Unity nadir)
Docking date2 December 2000, 19:59 UTC
Undocking date9 December 2000, 19:13 UTC
Time docked6 days, 23 hours, 13 minutes
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Left to right - Front: Bloomfield, Garneau, Jett; Back: Noriega, Tanner
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STS-97 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. The crew installed the first set of solar arrays to the ISS, prepared a docking port for arrival of the Destiny Laboratory Module, and delivered supplies for the station's crew.


Position Astronaut
Commander United States Brent W. Jett
Third spaceflight
Pilot United States Michael J. Bloomfield
Second spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 United States Joseph R. Tanner
Third spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Canada Marc Garneau, CSA
Third and last spaceflight
Mission Specialist 3 United States Carlos I. Noriega
Second and last spaceflight


  • Tanner and Noriega – EVA 1
  • EVA 1 Start: 3 December 2000 – 18:35 UTC
  • EVA 1 End: 4 December 2000 – 02:08 UTC
  • Duration: 7 hours, 33 minutes
  • Tanner and Noriega – EVA 2
  • EVA 2 Start: 5 December 2000 – 17:21 UTC
  • EVA 2 End: 5 December 2000 – 23:58 UTC
  • Duration: 6 hours, 37 minutes
  • Tanner and Noriega – EVA 3
  • EVA 3 Start: 7 December 2000 – 16:13 UTC
  • EVA 3 End: 7 December 2000 – 21:23 UTC
  • Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes
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