STS-98 – Space Patches
The crew will continue the task of building and enhancing the International Space Station by delivering the U.S. laboratory module. The Shuttle will spend six days docked to the station while the laboratory is attached and three spacewalks are conducted to complete its assembly. The STS-98 mission will occur while the first station crew is aboard the new spacecraft.
Launch Date: February 7, 2001, 6:13 p.m. EST Launch Vehicle: Atlantis Crew: Kenneth D. Cockrell, Commander Mark L. Polansky, Pilot Robert L. Curbeam, Mission Specialist Thomas D. Jones, Mission Specialist Marsha S. Ivins, Mission Specialist.