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STS-96 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery, and the first shuttle flight to dock with the International Space Station.
The crew were, Astronaut Kent V. Rominger mission commander, Astronaut Rick D. Husband pilot, mission specialists Ellen Ochoa, Daniel T. Barry, Julie Payette, Valeriy I. Tokarev and Tamara Jernigan.
The shuttle carried the Spacehab module in the payload, filled with cargo for station outfitting.
STS-96 launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 27 May 1999 at 06:49.
The mission lasted 9 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes, 57 seconds, and the total distance travelled was 6,000,000 kilometres (3,700,000 mi).