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STS-135 Mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis by the Numbers
07.21.11
 
STS-135

Space Shuttle Atlantis completed its 33rd and final mission landing on Runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility on the morning of Thursday, July 21, 2011. It was the 20th night landing at KSC (78 total) and 26th night landing in the history of the Space Shuttle Program. Some other interesting facts about Atlantis are as follows:

  • 135th Space Shuttle mission
  • 33rd Flight of Atlantis (125,935,769 statute miles)
  • 307 Total days Atlantis has spent in space on 33 missions
  • 37th Shuttle / Station assembly mission
  • 11:29 a.m. EDT Launched Monday, July 8 (100th day launch out of 135 missions)
  • 5:57 a.m. EDT Landed Thursday, July 21 (20th night KSC landing; 26 night landings total)
  • 12 Days/18:27:56 Mission Elapsed Time (MET) – main gear touchdown (days/hours:minutes:seconds)
  • 5,284,862 Statute miles traveled (Total Mileage for Atlantis - 125,935,769; Total Mileage for Shuttle - 542,398,878)
  • 200 Orbits (4,848 total on 33 missions)
  • 11:07 a.m. EDT Docked to the International Space Station Sun July 10 (MET 1/23:38)
  • 2:28 a.m. EDTUndocking of a shuttle from the ISS for the last time (MET 10/14:59)
  • 08/15:21 Docked duration (assembly record is STS-123 at 11/20:36)
  • 12:47 p.m. EDT Hatches opened between Atlantis and the ISS Sun, July 10 (MET 2/01:18)
  • 10:28 a.m. EDT Hatches are closed Monday, July 18 (MET 9/22:59)
  • 7/21:41 Total hatch open time between Atlantis & ISS (“Joint Operations”)
  • 78th Landing at KSC (20th night – 59th day) & 133rd overall (54 EDW & 1 WSSH)
  • 202 Different “visitors” to the space station representing 15 countries
  • 852 Space Shuttle seats filled
  • 355 Individuals flown on the Space Shuttle
  • 30,576 Pounds of hardware to station – includes MPLM, LMC, RRM & Picosat
  • 28,100 Pounds of hardware from station – includes MPLM, LMC, & PM
  • 25,478 “Raffaello” Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (launch weight)
  • 21, 920 “Raffaello” Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (return weight)
  • 9,403 “Raffaello” Multi-Purpose Logistics Module cargo (launch weight)
  • 5,861 “Raffaello” Multi-Purpose Logistics Module cargo (return weight)
  • 2,977 Lightweight Mission Peculiar Equipment Support Structure Carrier (up mass)
  • 1,409 Lightweight Mission Peculiar Equipment Support Structure Carrier (down mass)
  • 550 Robotic Refueling Mission payload mass
  • 8 PicoSat mass (final deploy from a shuttle – the 180th)
  • 65 Pounds of Oxygen transferred to ISS (stack repress)
  • 111 Pounds of Nitrogen transferred to ISS (stack repress)
  • 1,652 Pounds of water transferred to ISS
  • 1,283 Pounds of middeck items delivered to ISS aboard Atlantis
  • 723 Pounds of middeck items returned from ISS aboard Atlantis
  • 901,745 Mass in space of the International Space Station (in pounds)
  • 100 Percentage complete of ISS assembly (pressurized volume)
  • 1 Spacewalks completed totaling 6 hrs,31 min (E28’s Mike Fossum/Ron Garan)
  • 1,009:09 Hours & minutes of EVA time devoted to ISS assembly (~ 42 days of EVA time)
  • 160 Number of EVAs devoted to ISS assembly
  • 249 Total number of EVAs performed by U.S. astronauts

Landing Times: Mission Elapsed Time (EDT)
Main Gear: 12/18:27:56 (5:57:00 a.m.)
Nose Gear: 12/18:28:16 (5:57:20 a.m.)
Wheels Stop: 12/18:28:50 (5:57:54 a.m.)