Mission Information

    iss015e11794 -- STS-117
    Image above: From the left (front row) are astronauts Rick Sturckow, commander; Lee Archambault, pilot; and Patrick Forrester, mission specialist. From the left (back row) are astronauts John "Danny" Olivas, Clayton Anderson, Jim Reilly and Steven Swanson, all mission specialists. Image credit: NASA

    Frederick Sturckow, a Marine colonel, commanded STS-117. The mission delivered the second and third starboard truss segments (S3/S4) and another pair of solar arrays to the space station. Pilot Lee Archambault, an Air Force colonel, joined Sturckow in the shuttle’s cockpit. Mission specialists James Reilly II, Ph.D., Patrick Forrester, Steven Swanson, Ph.D., and John D. Olivas, Ph.D., rounded out the crew. STS-117 was the 21st shuttle mission to the International Space Station.

    Expedition 15 Flight Engineer Sunita L. Williams returned to Earth from the space station aboard shuttle mission STS-117. That flight carried Expedition 15/16 Flight Engineer Clayton C. Anderson to the station. He is scheduled to return home aboard Discovery on mission STS-120.

    + Read the April 26, 2007, press release
    + Read the May 17, 2006, press release
    + Read the Feb. 9, 2005, press release

Mission Information



     STS-117 insignia
    June 8, 2007
    7:38 p.m. EDT
    June 22, 2007
    3:49 p.m. EDT
    Mission Number:
    (118th shuttle flight)
    Launch Window:
    10 minutes
    Launch Pad:
    Mission Duration:
    14 days
    Landing Site:
    Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
    51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
    Primary Payload:
    21st station flight (13A), S3/S4 Truss

    + STS-117 Press Kit (PDF 5.9 Mb)
    + Mission Archives


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