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