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STS-108
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Launched: December 5, 2001, 5:19:28 p.m. EST.Landing: December 17, 2001, 12:55 p.m. EST, Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Space Shuttle: Endeavour.Crew: Commander Dominic L. Gorie, Pilot Mark E. Kelly, Mission Specialists Linda M. Godwin, Daniel M. Tani and three Russian cosmonauts; Yuri Onufrienko, Mikhail Tyurin and Vladimir N. Dezhurov..The purpose of the STS-108 mission was to continue the assembly of the International Space Station, and to transfer more than 5,000 pounds of material and supplies to the ISS. The crew members also took time to honor the victims of the September 11th attacks on the three month anniversary. Aboard Endeavour were 6,000 small United States flags that would be distributed to heroes and families of the victims of the attacks after the shuttle returned to Earth; a U.S. flag that was found at the World Trade Center site after the attacks; a U.S. flag that had flown above the Pennsylvania state capitol; a U.S. Marine Corps Colors flag from the Pentagon; a New York Fire Department flag; and a poster that included photographs of firefighters lost in the attacks...www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archiv... ( http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-108.html )
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