STS -47 (English Space Transportation System) is a mission name for the U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavour NASA. The launch took place on 12 September 1992. It was the 50th Space Shuttle mission and the second flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
- Robert Gibson ( fourth space flight ), commander of United States
- Curtis Brown ( first space flight), Pilot United States
- Mark Lee ( second space flight), Mission Specialist United States
- January Davis ( first space flight ), Mission Specialist United States
- Jerome Apt ( second space flight), Mission Specialist United States
- Mae Jemison ( first space flight ), Mission Specialist United States
- Mamoru Mōri ( first space flight), Payload Specialist ( NASDA ) Japan
- Chiaki Mukai Japan and Takao Doi Japan, as well as Stanley Koszelak United States for Mōri
The second flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour began on September 12, 1992 with a start from the launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center. STS -47 was the tenth Spacelab mission. For the first time flew a couple working together in space, because at the time Mark Lee and Jan Davis were married.
To enable experiments around the clock, the team was divided into a red and a blue team, each worked in shifts. The experiments were conducted in the Spacelab included, among other studies in the fields of materials science, biotechnology, fluid dynamics, biology ( cell division) and ethology. In addition, twelve Get-Away - container were in the payload bay, where expired automated experiments. In one of them there was an experiment of American Boy Scouts. Further experiments were carried out on the middle deck of the Endeavour.
The mission was a success and ended on September 20 with a landing at the Kennedy Space Center.