STS-129 Mission Information

    ISS021-E-032749: STS-129 crew members
    Image above: The STS-129 crew members pictured (clockwise) from bottom left are Commander Charles Hobaugh, Mission Specialists Mike Foreman, Leland Melvin, Robert Satcher Jr. and Randy Bresnik, Pilot Barry Wilmore and Mission Specialist Nicole Stott. Image credit: NASA

    Commander Charlie Hobaugh led the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Atlantis. Barry Wilmore served as the pilot. Mission specialists were Robert Satcher, Michael Foreman, Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik made their first trips to space.

    The mission returned station crew member Nicole Stott to Earth. STS-129 was the final space shuttle crew rotation flight to or from the space station.

    Atlantis delivered parts to the space station, including a spare gyroscope. The mission featured three spacewalks.

    STS-129 was the 31st shuttle mission to the station.

    › Read the Sept. 30, 2008, press release

Mission Information

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    The STS-129 Crew

    Meet the astronauts of the STS-129 mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis.

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    STS-129: Stocking the Station

    The spare parts delivered to the International Space Station by Atlantis during the STS-129 mission will mean spare years on the station’s life once the space shuttle fleet is retired.

STS-129 Features

Out-of-This-World Super Bowl Coin Lands in Ohio

Super Bowl coin

After traveling more than four million miles aboard space shuttle Atlantis, the Super Bowl XLIV opening-toss coin took a slight detour to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum before heading to the ...

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Preflight Interview: Randy and Rebecca Bresnik

Rebecca and Randy Bresnik

STS-129 Mission Specialist Randy Bresnik and his wife Rebecca talk about the unique situation of having a baby anticipated to be delivered while the father is off the planet.

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Earhart's Scarf to Fly Again

The STS-129 mission patch

A scarf from famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart leads the inventory of commemoratve items for the STS-129 crew.

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Astronaut Stott's Journey Home Marks a First and a Last

Astronaut Nicole Stott during spacewalk.

When the wheels of space shuttle Atlantis touch down to end the STS-129 mission, astronaut Nicole Stott will complete both a first and a last.

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Overview

     STS-129 crew patch
    Launch:
    2:28 p.m. EST - Nov. 16, 2009
    Landing:
    9:44 a.m. EST - Nov. 27, 2009
    Orbiter:
    Atlantis
    Mission Number:
    STS-129
    (129th space shuttle flight)
    Launch Window:
    10 minutes
    Launch Pad:
    39A
    Mission Duration:
    10 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds
    Landing Site:
    KSC
    Inclination/Altitude:
    51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
    Primary Payload:
    31st station flight (ULF3), EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 1 (ELC1), EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 2 (ELC2)

    › STS-129 Press Kit (15.5 Mb PDF)
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