Space Shuttle Atlantis: STS-115

This video from the September 2006 mission STS-115 shows Atlantis performing a back flip (rotational pitch manoeuvre) before docking with the International Space Station (ISS).

Launch was delayed due to a lightning strike on the launch pad but no damaged was incurred. The mission delivered the P3/P4 truss to the International Space Station (ISS).

Shuttle Crew:

  • Brent Jett, Commander
  • Chris Ferguson, Pilot
  • Joe Tanner, Mission Specialist
  • Dan Burbank, Mission Specialist
  • Steve MacLean, Mission Specialist
  • Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Mission Specialist