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Endeavour January 22, 1998 Mission Duration: 8 days, 18 hours, 48 minutes, 04 seconds Mission:  Ferry flight for CAPE hardware from Mir Space Station to KSC ITA Experiment: CAPE Hardware Flown:   DMDA Commercial/ industrial experiments.  Hardware leased to Canadian Space Agency for protein crystal growth experiments CAPE Duration on orbit: 127.8 days  Primary Mission Objective:  Shuttle-Mir docking mission.  This was the 8th of 9 Mir docking missions and the fifth involving the exchange of U.S astronauts.  More than 7,000 lb of experiments, supplies and hardware were transferred, including CAPE, between the two spacecraft. The Shuttle-Mir program was a collaborative program between Russia and the United States which involved American Space Shuttles visiting the Mir, Russian cosmonauts flying on the shuttle, and an American astronaut flying aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to engage in long-duration expeditions aboard Mir
Shuttle-Mir Mission 8
STS-89 January 22, 1998 night launch of Endeavour
Mir as viewed during STS-89 departure
STS-89 Earth limb and city lights
Mir CAPE Hardware spent 127 days aboard Mir
STS-89 Prepares to dock with Mir
STS-89 SpaceHab Contents
STS-89 Lands at KSC CAPE
STS-89 Approaches Mir with CAPE aboard
STS-89 Shuttle Endeavour in orbit
STS-89 ET Seperation