STS -111 (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 5 June 2002. It was the 110th Space Shuttle mission, the 18th flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the 14th flight of a shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS).


Shuttle crew

  • Kenneth Cockrell ( 5 spacecraft ), Commander
  • Paul Lockhart ( first space flight), Pilot
  • Franklin Chang- Diaz ( 7 Space flight), Mission Specialist
  • Philippe Perrin (1st space flight), Mission Specialist ( CNES / France)

(Chang - Diaz was the second space driver who has completed seven missions. Was not until two months before Jerry Ross had this record for the first time set up )

ISS crew Departure

ISS Expedition 5:

  • Valeri Korzun ( second space flight), Commander
  • Peggy Whitson ( first space flight ), aircraft engineer
  • Sergei Treschtschow ( first space flight), flight engineer


  • Alexander Kaleri for Korsun
  • Scott Kelly for Whitson
  • Dmitri Kondratyev for Treschev

ISS Crew Return

ISS Expedition 4:

  • Yuri Onufrienko ( second space flight ), Commander
  • Daniel Bursch ( 4 space flight), flight engineer
  • Carl Walz ( fourth space flight), flight engineer

(after a flight time of 195 days, 19 hours and 39 minutes returned to Earth; way with STS -108 )

Mission overview

The Endeavour delivered the final component to which the Mobile Base System (MBS ), which could be completed by STS -110 delivered the transport system. With its help, now the Canadarm2 could move much faster on the station. Furthermore, new experiments for the scientists with the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module ( MPLM ) Leonardo were delivered.

A total of three EVAs were conducted during the Endeavour was connected to the ISS by Chang - Diaz and Perrin.