Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-99) with six astronauts on board including
Japanese astronaut Mamoru Mohri, landed at Kennedy Space Center at 5:23 p.m. Central,
after successfully finishing eleven days of flight.
(Image obtained by
STS-59 and STS-68)
STS-99 is a Space Shuttle mission of the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Its primary purpose is to
obtain Earth surface data using equipment called the SRTM. The obtained data will
be used to generate a three- dimensional map and two-dimensional map of the Earth's
surface as well as for aircraft navigation safety and Earth science research such
as floods, soil erosion and land slides.
mission of STS-99|
Astronaut Mohri will fly for a second time in space,
following his flight aboard STS-47
on the Spacelab-J (SL-J) in 1992.
He is now being trained at Johnson Space
Center, Kennedy Space Center, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA on tasks he
will conduct during his second flight.