James Halsell, Jr. Scott Horowitz Susan Helms Yury Usachev James Voss Mary Ellen Weber Jeff Williams
May 19, 2000
May 29, 2000
9 days, 20 hours
In addition to carrying the Houston 2012 Olympics pins STS-101 also flew a replica torch for the 2000 Games.
This lapel pin, which features the outline of the orbiter and the stylized Olympic torch was one of 1,000 flown aboard Atlantis on behalf of the Houston 2012 Foundation, which was formed to pursue the Summer Games coming to the Texas city. The U.S. Olympic Committee chose New York and San Francisco as bid finalists, over Houston. London, England was ultimately selected to host the 2012 Games.