STS -100 (English Space Transportation System) is the designation for a flight mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavour ( OV -105 ) from NASA. The launch took place on 19 April 2001. It was the 104th Space Shuttle mission, the 16th flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the ninth flight of a shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS).


  • Kent Rominger ( fifth space flight), Commander
  • Jeffrey Ashby ( second space flight), Pilot
  • Guidoni ( second space flight ), Mission Specialist (ESA / Italy)
  • Chris Hadfield ( second space flight), Mission Specialist (CSA / Canada)
  • Yuri Lonchakov ( first space flight ), Mission Specialist ( Roscosmos / Russia)
  • Scott Parazynski (4th space flight), Mission Specialist
  • John Phillips ( first space flight), Mission Specialist

Mission overview

Had the highest priority on this flight the delivery and installation of the robotic arm Canadarm2, part of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System, which was for the further expansion of the station is of essential importance. The last component should be delivered with the flight STS- 104.

Next a new set of experiments with Raffaello, the second of three Italian multi-purpose logistics module was delivered. Moreover, in addition to various supplies a UHF antenna was brought to the station, which was needed for direct communication with outboard maneuvers. Two EVAs were performed by the crew during the stay on the International Space Station (ISS).