From 1996 to 2000 there were a total of 28 Space Shuttle flights. The first launch of 1996 was STS-72 on January 11. STS-80 set a new record for longest shuttle mission, lasting 17 days, 15 hours. STS-88 made history by delivering to orbit the second module of the Internatinal Space Station, named Unity. It was succesfully joined with the first module, Zarya, which was launched earlier aboard a Russian rocket. STS-95 saw the return to space of an American icon. Astronautt John Glenn became the oldest person to fly into space at age 77. This was Glenn's first trip into space since his historic trip on Mercury mission Froendship 7 in 1962. The final flight of 200 was STS-97 on November 30, 2000.

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STS-72

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: January 11, 1996

STS-75

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: February 22, 1996

STS-76

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: March 22, 1996
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STS-77

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: May 19, 1996

STS-78

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: June 20, 1996

STS-79

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: September 16, 1996
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STS-80

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: November 19, 1996

STS-81

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: January 12, 1997

STS-82

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: February 11, 1997
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STS-83

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: April 4, 1997

STS-84

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: May 15, 1997

STS-94

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: July 1, 1997
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STS-85

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: August 7, 1997

STS-86

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: September 25, 1997

STS-87

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: November 19, 1997
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STS-89

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: January 22, 1998

STS-90

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: April 17,1998

STS-91

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: June 6, 1998
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STS-95

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: October 29, 1998

STS-88

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: December 4, 1998

STS-96

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: May 27, 1999
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STS-93

Orbiter: Columbia
Launch: July 23, 1999

STS-103

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: December 19, 1999

STS-99

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: February 11, 2000
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STS-101

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: May 19, 2000

STS-106

Orbiter: Atlantis
Launch: September 8, 2000

STS-92

Orbiter: Discovery
Launch: October 11, 2000
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STS-97

Orbiter: Endeavour
Launch: November 30, 2000