4" Embroidered Space Patch for the STS-111 Endeavour Flight.
STS-111 to Deliver Expedition Five, Install Mobile Base System STS-111 will be the 14th shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station, continuing the assembly of the outpost and delivering a new crew. During STS-111's stay, the crew will perform three spacewalks to install the Mobile Remote Servicer Base System onto the station's Mobile Transporter and to replace the wrist roll joint on the station's robot arm, Canadarm2.
The Expedition Five crew -- Commander Valery Korzun and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Sergei Treschev -- will arrive at the station on Space Shuttle Endeavour and replace the Expedition Four crew, which will return home with STS-111.
Also, the Italian-built Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, making its third trip to the station, will deliver supplies and equipment for the Expedition Five crew.
Launch Date: June 5, 2002 3-7 p.m. CDT Launch Vehicle: Endeavor Crew: Kenneth D. Cockrell , Paul S. Lockhart ,Philippe Perrin Franklin R. Chang-Diaz
The STS-111 patch symbolizes the hardware, people, and partner nations that contribute to the flight. The Space Shuttle rises on the plume of the Astronaut Office symbol, carrying the Canadian Mobile Base System (MBS) for installation while docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission is named UF-2 for ISS Utilization Flight number two. The ISS orbit completes the Astronaut Office symbol and is colored red, white, and blue to represent the flags of the United States, Russia, France, and Costa Rica. The Earth background shows Italy, which contributes the Multi Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) used on this flight to re-supply ISS. The ten stars in the sky represent the ten astronauts and cosmonauts on orbit during the flight, and the star at the top of the patch represents the Johnson Space Center, in the state of Texas, from which the flight is managed. The names of the STS-111 crew border the upper part of the patch, and the Expedition Five (going up) and Expedition Four (coming down) crews’ names form the bottom of the patch.