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STS-101 Original Crew Patch
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STS-101 Original Crew Patch 4" |Embroidered.

This is a patch for one of the Space Shuttle/Space station missions that didn't fly (at least in this configuration).  The patch features the design elements of the final STS-101 version. It also features the names of the original crew lineup. 

Crew includes:  Halsell, Horowitz, Lu,Malenchenko, Morukov,Weber and Williams. Please see this item for the actual crew that made it.

STS-101 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis. The mission was a 10-day mission conducted between May 19, 2000 and May 26, 2000. The mission was designated 2A.2a and was a resupply mission to the International Space Station. STS-101 was delayed 3 times in April due to high winds. STS-101 traveled 4.1 million miles and completed 155 revolutions of the earth and landed on runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center. The mission was the first to fly with the "glass cockpit".

The primary mission objectives for STS-101 was to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, perform a spacewalk and then reboost the station from 230 to 250 statute miles (370 to 402 km).

Detailed objectives included ISS ingress/safety to take air samples, monitor carbon dioxide, deploy portable, personal fans, measure air flow, rework/modify ISS ducting, replace air filters, and replace Zarya fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. Critical replacements, repairs and spares were also done to replace four suspect batteries on Zarya, replace failed or suspect electronics for Zarya's batteries, replace Radio Telemetry System memory unit, replace port early communications antenna, replace Radio Frequency Power Distribution Box and clear Space Vision System target.