4" Embroidered Space Patch for the STS-118 Space Shuttle Mission (Prior to Crew Change).
Launch: Aug. 8, 2007, 6:36 p.m. EDT
Landing: Aug. 21, 2007 12:33 p.m. EDT
Mission Number: STS-118
(119th space shuttle flight)
Launch Window: 10 minutes
Launch Pad: 39A
Mission Duration: 12 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes
Landing Site: KSC
Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
Primary Payload: 22nd station flight (13A.1), S5 Truss
Crew:Commander Scott J. Kelly, Pilot Charles O. Hobaugh, Mission Specialists Tracy E. Caldwell, Ph. D. , Rick A. Mastracchio, Dr. Dafydd (Dave) Williams and Barbara R. Morgan, and Expedition 15 Flight Engineer Clayton C. Anderson (Anderson flew on STS-117 and was replaced by Alvin Drew).
The STS-118 patch represents Space Shuttle Endeavour on its mission to help complete the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS), and symbolizes the pursuit of knowledge through space exploration. The flight will accomplish its ISS 13A.1 assembly tasks through a series of spacewalks, robotic operations, logistics transfers, and the exchange of one of the three long-duration expedition crew members. On the patch, the top of the gold astronaut symbol overlays the starboard S-5 truss segment, highlighting its installation during the mission. The flame of knowledge represents the importance of education, and honors teachers and students everywhere. The seven white stars and the red maple leaf signify the American and Canadian crew members, respectively, flying aboard Endeavour.