TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2000 (8:00 P.M. EST)

MISSION: STS-99 — Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)

  • VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105
  • LOCATION: Shuttle Landing Facility
  • OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Feb. 11, 2000 at 12:43 p.m. EST
  • KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 22, 2000 at 6:22 p.m. EST
  • MISSION DURATION: 11 days, 5 hours and 38 minutes
  • CREW: Kregel, Gorie, Kavandi, Voss, Mohri, Thiele

Shuttle Processing Note: Space Shuttle Endeavour returned to Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) today at 6:22 p.m. EST. After traveling 4 million miles in space and mapping more than 47 million square miles of the earth’s surface, the orbiter and six-member flight crew made a flawless landing on KSC’s Runway 33 on the second of two Florida landing opportunities. The first opportunity was at 4:50 p.m., but crosswinds at the SLF violated established weather constraints.

The flight crew will remain overnight in Florida and return to their homes in Houston, TX, tomorrow at about 11 a.m. EST. Shuttle ground crews at KSC will begin towing Endeavour to Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2 at about 9:45 p.m. with arrival at the Shuttle hangar expected about one hour later. Shuttle Endeavour will now begin processing for its next
Shuttle mission, STS-97, International Space Station flight 4A.

Main Gear Touchdown: 6:22:23:174
Nose Gear Touchdown: 6:22:34:569
Wheels Stop: 6:23:25:529