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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Expedition 5 cosmonaut Sergei Treschev (RSA) waves as he dons his launch and entry suit for the scheduled liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour at 7:44 p.m. EDT.  This is Treschev's first Shuttle flight.  Expedition 5 is traveling on mission STS-111 to the International Space Station to replace the current resident crew, Expedition 4.  STS-111 is the second Utilization Flight to the International Space Station, carrying the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, the Mobile Base System (MBS), and a replacement wrist/roll joint for the Canadarm 2. The MBS will be installed on the Mobile Transporter to complete the Canadian Mobile Servicing System, or MSS. Expedition 4 crew members will return to Earth with the STS-111 crew on Endeavour. KSC-02pd0831

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Expedition 5 cosmonaut Sergei Treschev (RSA) waves as he dons his launch and entry suit for the scheduled liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour at 7:44 p.m. EDT. This is Treschev's first Shuttle flight. Expedition 5 is traveling on mission STS-111 to the International Space Station to replace the current resident crew, Expedition 4. STS-111 is the second Utilization Flight to the International Space Station, carrying the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, the Mobile Base System (MBS), and a replacement wrist/roll joint for the Canadarm 2. The MBS will be installed on the Mobile Transporter to complete the Canadian Mobile Servicing System, or MSS. Expedition 4 crew members will return to Earth with the STS-111 crew on Endeavour. KSC-02pd0831

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Expedition 5 cosmonaut Sergei Treschev (RSA) waves as he dons his launch and entry suit for the scheduled liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour at 7:44 p.m. EDT. This is Treschev's first Shuttle flight. Expedition 5 is traveling on mission STS-111 to the International Space Station to replace the current resident crew, Expedition 4. STS-111 is the second Utilization Flight to the International Space Station, carrying the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, the Mobile Base System (MBS), and a replacement wrist/roll joint for the Canadarm 2. The MBS will be installed on the Mobile Transporter to complete the Canadian Mobile Servicing System, or MSS. Expedition 4 crew members will return to Earth with the STS-111 crew on Endeavour.

The Space Shuttle program was the United States government's manned launch vehicle program from 1981 to 2011, administered by NASA and officially beginning in 1972. The Space Shuttle system—composed of an orbiter launched with two reusable solid rocket boosters and a disposable external fuel tank— carried up to eight astronauts and up to 50,000 lb (23,000 kg) of payload into low Earth orbit (LEO). When its mission was complete, the orbiter would re-enter the Earth's atmosphere and lands as a glider. Although the concept had been explored since the late 1960s, the program formally commenced in 1972 and was the focus of NASA's manned operations after the final Apollo and Skylab flights in the mid-1970s. It started with the launch of the first shuttle Columbia on April 12, 1981, on STS-1. and finished with its last mission, STS-135 flown by Atlantis, in July 2011.

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