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Extended Shuttle Missions
 
This table references missions that land after the originally scheduled date.

STS-3 -- March 30, 1982
After the landing site changed from Edwards Air Force Base, California to Northrup Strip at White Sands, New Mexico, high winds at White Sands resulted in a one-day extension of the mission.

STS-41-C -- April 13, 1984
Mission was extended one day when astronauts were unable to grapple the Solar Maximum Mission spacecraft.

STS-51-D -- April 19, 1985
Mission was extended two days to allow crew to attempt a fix on the SYNCOM IV-3 satellite.

STS-51-F -- Aug. 6, 1985
Mission was extended 17 revolutions for additional payload activities due to abort-to-orbit.

STS-38 -- Nov. 20, 1990
Mission was extended one day due to unacceptable winds at the original planned landing site, Edwards Air Force Base, California.

STS-37 -- April 11, 1991
Landing was delayed one day due to weather conditions at landing sites in Florida and California.

STS-42 -- Jan. 30, 1992
Mission was extended one day to allow continued scientific research with primary payload, International Microgravity Laboratory-1 (IML-1).

STS-45 -- April 2, 1992
The mission was extended one day to allow for continued scientific research with primary payload, Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-1 (ATLAS-1).

STS-49 -- May 16, 1992
The flight was extended two days to complete mission objectives, including capture, repair and redeploy of INTELSAT VI satellite.

STS-50 -- July 9, 1992
The landing was delayed one day due to rain at the primary landing site, Edwards Air Force Base, California.

STS-46 -- Aug. 8, 1992
The mission was extended one day to complete science objectives.

STS-47 -- Sept. 20, 1992
The mission was extended one day to further science objectives.

STS-56 -- April 17, 1993
Landing was delayed one day due to weather at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

STS-57 -- July 1, 1993
Landing attempts on June 29 and 30 were waved off due to unacceptable cloud cover and rain showers at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

STS-51 -- Sept. 22, 1993
The landing was delayed one day due to the possibility of rain in the Kennedy Space Center area.

STS-59 -- April 20, 1994
The landing was delayed one day due to weather in the Kennedy Space Center area.

STS-65 -- July 23, 1994
Landing was delayed one day due to weather in the Kennedy Space Center area.

STS-64 -- Sept. 20, 1994
The mission was already extended one day when it was extended again after landing at Kennedy Space Center was waved off on Sept. 19 due to weather.

STS-68 -- Oct. 11, 1994
Mission extended one day further to complete additional science objectives.

STS-67 -- March 18, 1995
Landing was delayed one day due to weather in Florida.

STS-70 -- July 22, 1995
The first landing opportunity on July 21 at Kennedy Space Center was waved off due to fog and low visibility. The first opportunity on July 22 at Kennedy was also waved off.

STS-75 -- March 9, 1996
Landing on March 8 was waved off due to unfavorable weather conditions. The first opportunity at Kennedy Space Center on March 9 was also waved off due to weather.

STS-76 -- March, 31, 1996
Landing March 20 was waved off due to unfavorable weather conditions. Opportunities at Kennedy Space Center on March 31 were also waved off due to weather and the orbiter was diverted to Edwards Air Force Base, California.

STS-80 -- Dec. 7, 1996
Landing on Dec. 5 was waved off for two days in a row due to unfavorable weather conditions.

STS-85 -- Aug. 19, 1997
The landing for Aug. 18 was waved off due to threat of ground fog in the local area.

STS-86 -- Oct. 6, 1997
Landing on Oct. 5 was waved off due to low clouds.

STS-92 -- Oct. 24, 2000
The landing on Oct. 22 was waved off for two days in a row due to unfavorable weather conditions.

STS-98 -- Feb. 20, 2001
The landing on Feb. 18 was waved off due to unfavorable weather conditions. Opportunities at Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 19 were waved off due to weather and the orbiter was diverted to Edwards Air Force Base, California.

STS-111 -- June 19, 2002
The landing on June 17 was waved off three days in a row due to unfavorable weather conditions.

STS-113 -- Dec. 7, 2002
The landing on Dec. 4 was waved off a record four days in a row due to unfavorable weather conditions.

STS-114 -- Aug. 9, 2005
The landing on Aug. 8 was waved off for 24 hours due to unfavorable weather conditions.

STS-121 -- July 17, 2006
The landing was delayed one day in order to add a third spacewalk and conduct further equipment testing.

STS-115 -- Sept. 21, 2006
The landing was delayed one day to allow for additional inspections of the spacecraft.

STS-116 -- Dec. 22, 2006
The landing was delayed one day for an additional spacewalk in which astronauts manually manipulated the P6 solar arrays allowing a full retraction.

STS-117-- June 22, 2007
The mission was extended by two days to add a fourth spacewalk in order to repair the raised thermal blanket on the Orbital Maneuvering System pod. The crew also spent an extra day in space after the first two landing attempts on June 21 were foiled by Florida's stormy weather over Kennedy Space Center.

STS-118 -- Aug. 21, 2007
The mission was extended by almost two days to add a fourth spacewalk but landed at Kennedy Space Center a day earlier than expected due to a storm threat from Hurricane Dean.

STS-120 -- Nov. 7, 2007
The two-week mission was extended to 15 days, 2 hours and 23 minutes to enable Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock to repair a torn solar array on the farthest end of the International Space Station's port truss.