4" Embroidered Space Patch for the STS-113 Endeavour Mission
Mission Specialists Michael Lopez-Alegria and John Herrington are scheduled to begin STS-113's third and final spacewalk at 1:20 p.m. CST (1920 GMT) today. Their first task will be to install 33 spool positioning devices -- clamp-like devices that ensure that the quick disconnect fittings in the station's ammonia coolant lines release as designed -- onto various station locations. They will also connect Ammonia Tank Assembly lines and reconfigure a circuit breaker on the Main Bus Switching Unit. If time allows, Lopez-Alegria and Herrington also will reconfigure a pyrotechnic device designed to release the P1 (P-One) Truss radiator panels when they are deployed next year. STS-113 Pilot Paul Lockhart will coordinate spacewalk activities and Commander Jim Wetherbee will be at the controls of Space Shuttle Endeavour's robot arm. Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox and NASA ISS Science Officers Peggy Whitson and Don Pettit will spend time operating the station arm, Canadarm2. This will be the 49th spacewalk performed at the station and the 24th based out of the station. STS-113's first two excursions totaled 12 hours and 55 minutes. Today's spacewalk is slated to last 6.5 hours.
Launch Date: Nov. 23, 2002 Launch Vehicle: Endeavor Commander: Jim Wetherbee Pilot: Paul Lockhart Mission Specialists: Michael Lopez-Alegria John Herrington
This is the crew patch for the STS-113 mission, which will be the eleventh American (11A) assembly flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The primary mission will be to take the Expedition Six crew to the ISS and return the Expedition Five crew to Earth. STS-113 will be the first flight in the assembly sequence to install a major component in addition to performing a crew exchange. The Port 1 Integrated Truss Assembly (P1) will be the first truss segment on the left side of the ISS. P1 will provide an additional three External Thermal Control System radiators, adding to the three radiators on the Starboard 1 (S1) Integrated Truss Assembly. The installation and outfitting of P1 will require three extravehicular activities (space walks) as well as coordination between the Shuttle Robotic Manipulator System and the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System. The patch depicts the Space Shuttle Endeavour docked to the ISS during the installation of the P1 truss with the gold astronaut symbol in the background. The seven stars at the top left center of the patch are the seven brightest stars in the constellation Orion. They represent the combined seven crew members (four Shuttle and three Expedition Six). The three stars to the right of the astronaut symbol represent the returning Expedition Five crew members. The Roman Numeral CXIII represents the mission number 113.