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STS-132 -- Mission to the International Space Station

The crew of space shuttle mission STS-132 has completed its mission!

The Mission

Six astronauts were on space shuttle Atlantis for the STS-132 mission. The STS-132 crew took a new section to the space station. The new piece is from Russia. The new room is called Rassvet, which means dawn in Russian. This gives the station more storage space and a new place for Russian spacecraft to dock.

The Crew

Astronaut Ken Ham was the STS-132 commander. Before becoming an astronaut, Ham was a pilot in the U.S. Navy. STS-132 was his second trip to space.

Astronaut Tony Antonelli was the STS-132 pilot. Antonelli was a pilot in the U.S. Navy before he became an astronaut. He flew his first mission in space as the pilot of STS-119.

Michael Good was a mission specialist. In 2009, Good was part of the last space shuttle crew to visit the Hubble Space Telescope. During that mission, he spent almost 16 hours working outside the space shuttle. The STS-132 mission was his first trip to the International Space Station.

STS-132 was Garrett Reisman's second trip into space. In 2008, he spent over three months living aboard the International Space Station. He was a flight engineer for the Expedition 16 and 17 missions.

Astronaut Piers Sellers is from the United Kingdom. Before he was an astronaut, he studied Earth's climate. The STS-132 mission was Sellers' third trip to space. He flew on space shuttle missions in 2002 and 2006.

Steve Bowen is the first submarine officer chosen to be a NASA astronaut. STS-132 was his second mission to space. In 2008, Bowen went on three spacewalks during his first mission, STS-126.

The STS-132 Patch

Each crew designs a patch that highlights its mission. The STS-132 patch has the names of the crew on a black border. The patch features Atlantis flying off into the sunset. This shows there are only two more shuttle flights planned after STS-132.

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Page Last Updated: January 21st, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Administrator