STS -112 (English Space Transportation System) is the designation for a flight mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis ( OV- 104), NASA. The launch took place on 7 October 2002. It was the 111th Space Shuttle mission, the 26th flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the 15th flight of a shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS).


  • Jeffrey Ashby ( 3 Space ), Commander
  • Pamela Melroy ( second space flight), pilot
  • Fyodor Yurchikhin ( first space flight), Mission Specialist ( Roscosmos / Russia)
  • Sandra Magnus ( first space flight ), Mission Specialist
  • Piers Sellers (1st space flight), Mission Specialist
  • David Wolf ( third space flight), Mission Specialist

Mission overview

The Atlantis delivered, in addition to new experiments with S1, the second structural member to the International Space Station. It is 13.7 meters long, a maximum of 4.6 meters wide and has a mass of 14 tons. The S1 element was mounted on the element S0, which was supplied from the STS- 110.

Three exits performed during the Atlantis was connected to the ISS.

Tank camera

First time, a camera mounted on the outer shell of the starting Atlantis was attached, provided the video of the launch.