STS -110 (English Space Transportation System) is the designation for a flight mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis ( OV -104 ) from NASA. The launch took place on April 8, 2002. It was the 109th Space Shuttle mission, the 25th flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the 13th flight of a shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS).


  • Michael Bloomfield ( third space flight), Commander
  • Stephen Frick ( first space flight), Pilot
  • Jerry Ross ( 7 space flight), Mission Specialist
  • Steven Smith ( fourth space flight), Mission Specialist
  • Ellen Ochoa ( 4 space flight ), Mission Specialist
  • Lee Morin ( first space flight), Mission Specialist
  • Rex Walheim ( first space flight), Mission Specialist

Ross was the first spaceman, who completed seven space flights.

Mission overview

The Atlantis delivered the first segment of the central lattice structure of the International Space Station ( ISS). The S0 element with a mass of twelve tons is 13.4 meters long and 4.6 meters wide. In addition, the rail car was brought to the ISS. Called the Mobile Transporter uses the slide moved on the grid elements rail system.

A total of four exits were conducted during the Atlantis was connected to the space station.