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This article and manifest was published on January 16, 2003, a few minutes after the STS-107 launch. Other than this note, the text below has been unaltered as an archive of what was flown.

The STS-107 Official Flight Kit (OFK)


Fire balls, sleeping astronauts, kidney stones, and spongelike rocks are all part of the mix of experiments and research that will occupy the crew of STS-107 aboard Columbia. The flight serves as a bridge from research conducted aboard the Space Shuttle in the 1980s and '90s and the long-term work planned for the International Space Station when it is completed.

STS-107 also marks the first flight of an Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon, and the second mission for India's first female astronaut, Kalpana Chawla. Rounding out the crew are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William McCool, and Mission Specialists David Brown, Michael Anderson, and Laurel Clark.

As with each shuttle mission, the STS-107 crew is flying their choice of souvenirs and mementos, assembled together as the Official Flight Kit (OFK) and stowed inside a middeck locker for the duration of the flight.

In addition to the usual patches and medallions, the STS-107 OFK manifest (as presented below) includes an artist's drawing on loan from the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel. Titled "Moon Landscape", it depicts the Earth from the Moon as imagined by 14 year old Holocaust victim Petr Ginz.

No.   Description   Sponsor/Purpose
 
1.   590 STS-107 Crew Patches   Agency Presentation
 
2.   300 Small United States Flags   Agency Presentation
 
3.   2 Sets U.S. States & Territories Flags   Agency Presentation
 
4.   3 Sets United Nations Members Flags   Agency Presentation
 
5.  
  1. 5 Small Russian Flags
  2. 5 Small Ukraine Flags
  3. 5 Small NASA Flags
  4. 25 Small Texas Flags
  5. 5 Large Texas Lapel Pins
  Agency Presentation
6.   1 Set of Small Russian Territorial Flags   Agency Presentation
 
7.  
  1. 5 Large Meatball Lapel Pins
  2. 5 Small Gold International Space Station Lapel Pins
  3. 5 Small Gold NASA Seals
  4. 1 Large Pewter NASA Seal
  Agency Presentation
8.  
  1. 5 US/Japan Friendship Pins
  2. 5 US/Russia Friendship Pins
  3. 5 US/Spain Friendship Pins
  4. 5 US/Italy Friendship Pins
  5. 5 US/Canada Friendship Pins
  6. 5 US/Mexico Friendship Pins
  7. 5 US/Israel Friendship Pins
  Agency Presentation
Items 9 through 30 are manifested at the request of the STS-107 Payload Customers.
 
9.  
  1. 100 MSTRS Patches
  2. 100 STS-107 Crew Patches (STARS Bootes)
  3. 20 StarNav Patches
  4. 50 CMPCG NASDA Patches
  5. 300 STS-107 Crew Patches (RDM)
  6. 100 CM-2 Patches
  SPACEHAB Payload Customer Items
10.  
  1. 50 Small Japanese Flags
  2. 50 Small NASDA Flags
  3. 10 Large DLR Flags (CEBAS)
  4. 30 Large German Flags
  5. 1 Small German Flag
  SPACEHAB Payload Customer Items
11.  
  1. 50 NASDA Lapel Pins
  2. 50 CM-2 Lapel Pins
  SPACEHAB Payload Customer Items
12.  
  1. 500 SPACEHAB Bookmarks
  2. 125 STARS Bookmarks
  3. 125 STARS Bookmarks 2
  4. 500 Small Hologram Card
  5. 250 Large Hologram Card
  SPACEHAB Payload Customer Items
13.  
  1. 500 STARS Decals
  2. 100 CM-2 Decals
  3. 50 CM-2 Softball Decals
  4. 50 CM-2 LSP Decals
  5. 40 CEBAS Decals
  SPACEHAB Payload Customer Items
14.  
  1. 7 Ink Pens
  2. 1 Picture
  SPACEHAB Payload Customer Items
15.  
  1. 38 CEBAS Pins
  2. 100 COM2PLEX Pins
  3. 25 ESA Patches
  4. 30 CSA Lapel Pins
  5. 150 OSTEO Payload Decals
  6. 14 STS-107 Crew Patches (CSA)
  7. 50 Ant Experiment Patches (STARS-Bootes)
  SPACEHAB Payload Customer Items
16.  
  1. 100 Small NASA Flags
  2. 100 Small US Flags
  3. 300 STS-107 Code U Patches
  4. 50 Biotube Decals
  5. 1 University of Louisiana Flag
  6. 1 Biotube Flag
  7. 17 Sheets KSC Rocket Science Decals
  8. 30 STS-107 Fundamental Biology Patches
  Payload Customer Presentation Items
17.   63 MGM Patches   Payload Customer Presentation Items
 
18.  
  1. 75 Each CPCG Patches
  2. 75 Small US Flags
  Payload Customer Presentation Items
19.   200 STS-107 Fundamental Biology Decals   Payload Customer Presentation Items
 
20.  
  1. 8 Colorado School of Mines Decals
  2. 8 Water Mist Patches
  3. 8 Colorado School of Mines Patches
  4. 32 Small Mexico University Flags
  5. 10 Small Mexico Flags
  6. 4 CM-2 Lapel Pins
  7. 6 CCACS Lapel Pins
  8. 25 CM-2 Decals
  Payload Customer Presentation Items
21.  
  1. 8 STS-107 Crew Patches
  2. 25 SAMS-FF Decals
  3. 25 PIMS Decals
  Payload Customer Presentation Items
22.  
  1. 7 STS-107 Crew Patches
  2. 1 OARE Pin
  3. 27 GRC OARE Decals
  4. 27 OARE Decals
  5. 7 STS-40 Decals
  6. 7 STS-50 Decals
  7. 7 STS-58 Decals
  8. 7 STS-62 Decals
  9. 7 STS-65 Decals
  10. 7 STS-73 Decals
  11. 7 STS-75 Decals
  12. 7 STS-78 Decals
  13. 7 STS-83 Decals
  14. 7 STS-87 Decals
  15. 7 STS-94 Decals
  Payload Customer Presentation Items
23.  
  1. 150 FREESTAR Decals
  2. 50 FREESTAR Pins
  Payload Customer Presentation Items
24.   100 CVX-2 Decals   Payload Customer Presentation Items
 
25.  
  1. 5 Educational Astronomy CDs
  2. 50 MEIDEX Decals
  3. 1 Small Open University Flag
  4. 1 Open University Medallion
  Payload Customer Presentation Items
26.  
  1. 50 SEM Decals
  2. 1 NYC Student Pictures
  Payload Customer Presentation Items
27.   100 LPT Decals   Payload Customer Presentation Items
 
28.   20 RAMBO Patches   Payload Customer Presentation Items
 
29.   450 SSP Bookmarks   Space Shuttle Program
 
30.   100 STS-107 Crew Patches   Space Shuttle Program
 
31.   10 Small Flags of Texas   Agency Presentation
 
32.   18 Small Flags of Washington   Agency Presentation
 
33.   10 Small Flags of Virginia   Agency Presentation
 
34.   110 Small Flags of India   Agency Presentation
 
35.   9 Small Flags of Wisconsin   Agency Presentation
 
36.   1 Small Flag of New York   Agency Presentation
 
37.   2 Small Flags of Guam   Agency Presentation
 
38.   110 Small Flags of Israel   Agency Presentation
 
39.   20 Small US Air Force Flags   Agency Presentation
 
40.   30 Small US Navy Flags   Agency Presentation
 
41.   10 Small Israeli Air Force Flags   Agency Presentation
 
42.   10 Small US Marine Corp Flags   Agency Presentation
 
43.   10 Small US Army Flags   Agency Presentation
 
44.   10 Small US Coast Guard Flags   Agency Presentation
 
45.  
  1. 10 Small US Flags
  2. 10 Small Alabama State Flags
  Marshall Space Flight Center
46.   2 Small US Flags   Kennedy Space Center
 
47.  
  1. 10 Small Louisiana State Flags
  2. 10 Small Mississippi State Flags
  3. 5 Small NASA Flags
  4. 5 Small US Flags
  Stennis Space Center
48.  
  1. 80 Silver Snoopy Pins
  2. 250 Small Columbia Flags
  NASA Space Flight Awareness
49.   10 STS-107 Embroidered Crew Patches   Boeing Space Flight Awareness
 
50.  
  1. 10 STS-107 Embroidered Crew Patches
  2. 10 Small US Flags
  3. 20 Space & Missile Systems Center Commander Coins
  4. 1 DSCS B8 Satellite Mission Patch
  5. 1 DSCS B11 Satellite Mission Patch
  6. 1 MILSATCOM Unit Coin
  7. 1 Space & Missile Systems Center Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB) Coin
  8. 2 350ARS Red Falcon Unit Patches
  9. 1 350ARS Red Falcon Unit Scarf
  10. 1 354th Trans Sq Unit Coin
  11. 1 354th Operations Spt Sq Unit Coin
  JSC USAF Presentation
51.   25 SR&QA Patches   JSC Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance Office
 
52.   12 Silver Pegasus Lapel Pins   JSC Public Affairs Office
 
53.   50 Space and Life Sciences Patches   JSC Space and Life Sciences Office
 
Items 54 through 132 are manifested at the request of the STS-107 crewmembers.
 
54.   1 Cloth Banner of First Graders   St. Thomas The Apostle Parish School, Nassau Bay, TX
 
55.   1 Organization Patch   Society of United States Naval Flight Surgeons, Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL
 
56.   1 Healthstar Medallion   University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI
 
57.   1 National Naval Medical Center Medallion   National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
 
58.   1 Academic Patch   William Horlick High School, Racine, WI
 
59.   1 Organization T-shirt   Naval Undersea Medical Institute, Groton, CT
 
60.   1 Organization Patch   Rock Art Foundation, San Antonio, TX
 
61.   1 Small US Flag   Naval Diving Salvage Training Center, Panama City, FL
 
62.   1 Mascot   University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
 
63.   1 Squadron Patch   VMA211, Yuma, AZ
 
64.   1 Museum Flag   Israel Air Force Museum, Beer Sheva, Israel
 
65.   1 City Flag   Municipality of Beer-Sheva, Beer-Sheva, Israel
 
66.   1 City Flag   Municipality of Ramat-Gan, Ramat-Gan, Israel
 
67.   1 Stone Paperweight   Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
68.   1 Air Force Flag   Israeli Air Force, Karmey Joseph, Israel
 
69.   1 Artist Drawing   Museum of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem Israel
 
70.   1 School Flag   Blich High School, Ramat-Gan
 
71.   1 Agency Flag   Office of the President, Jerusalem Israel
 
72.   1 Agency Flag   Israeli Space Agency, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
73.   1 Organization T-Shirt   People in Red, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
74.   1 Bound Retirement Program   Morning Baptist Church, Spokane, WA
 
75.   1 Picket Medallion   The 9th & 10th Horse Calvary Assoc., Houston, TX
 
76.   1 Guidon   Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Houston, TX
 
77.   1 Organization T-shirt   Bronze Eagle Flying Club, Houston, TX
 
78.   1 School T-shirt   Avondale Elementary School, Avondale, AZ
 
79.   1 University Pendant   Prairie View A&M University Department of Military Science, Prairie View, TX
 
80.   1 Organization Patch   San Jacinto Girl Scouts Discovery Science Unit, Houston, TX
 
81.   1 Sheriff's Badge   Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Houston, TX
 
82.   1 Academy Pennant   United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
 
83.   1 Organization Patch   Prowler Community, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, WA
 
84.   1 Blue Boy Scout Handkerchief   Boy Scout Troup #632, Guam
 
85.   1 Pine Cone   Anacortes Community Forest Land, Ramsey, NJ
 
86.   1 World Hunger Map   World Food Programe, Rome Italy
 
87.   1 US Flag   The For All Kids Foundation, Ramsey, NJ
 
88.   1 Organization T-shirt   Medicine Sans Frontiers Doctors Without Borders, New York, NY
 
89.   1 Book Jacket   Interplast, Inc., Mountain View, CA
 
90.   1 Coronado Mustang Towel   Coronado High School, Lubbock, TX
 
91.   1 Small Piece of Pillow Basalt   Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, WA
 
92.   1 Center Banner   Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX
 
93.   1 Organization T-shirt   Texas Musical Drama, Canyon, TX
 
94.   1 Baseball Cap   Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO
 
95.   1 Ranch Flag   Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, Amarillo, TX
 
96.   1 Organization Patch   Air Force Space Command, Colorado Springs, CO
 
97.   1 Tau Beta Pi Key   Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
 
98.   1 Map   The National Outdoor Leadership School, Lander, WY
 
99.   1 Organization T-shirt   700 Club, Virginia Beach, VA
 
100.   1 Organization Flag   Jack B. Kelley, Inc., Amarillo, TX
 
101.   1 Thomas Kincaid Print   Media Arts Group, Morgan Hill, CA
 
102.   1 Organization T-shirt   University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, TX
 
103.   1 Museum Flag   National Council of Science Museum, New Delhi, India
 
104.   1 Club Flag   New Delhi, India
 
105.   1 City Flag   Tagore School, Karnal, India
 
106.   1 Planetarium Flag   Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi, India
 
107.   1 Collage of Pictures Customized Flag   University of Colorado Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO
 
108.   1 Drawing of King and Queen Customized Banner   City of Karnal, Karnal, India
 
109.   1 Collage of Pictures Customized Flag   Punjab Engineering College, Chandiagarh, India
 
110.   1 Dedication to Patricia-Hilliard Robertson Customized Flag   Indiania University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania
 
111.   1 Collage of Pictures Customized Banner   City of Chandrigarh, Chandrigarh, India
 
112.   1 Organization Cloth Patch   Ft. McKavett State Historical Site, Ft. McKavett, TX
 
113.   1 Red, White & Blue Scarf   Darlene Conoly Travel, Beeville, TX
 
114.   1 School T-shirt   McKinley Elementary School, Arlington, TX
 
115.   1 School T-shirt   Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Clifton, CO
 
116.   1 Medical School Banner   Eastern Virginal Medical School, Norfolk, VA
 
117.   1 School Flag   Roger Sherman School Flag, Fairfield, CT
 
118.   1 School Tea Towel   Salisbury C.E. Primary School, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 
119.   1 School Flag   Yorktown High School, Arlington, VA
 
120.   1 Paper Resolution   Guam Legislature, Guam
 
121.   1 Gold Astronaut Pin   Agency Presentation
 
122.   1 Silver Air Force Wings   Agency Presentation
 
123.   1 Gold Astronaut Pin   Agency Presentation
 
124.   1 Gold Navy Wings   Agency Presentation
 
125.   1 Silver Air Force Wings   Agency Presentation
 
126.   1 Gold Astronaut Pin   Agency Presentation
 
127.   1 Gold Navy Wings   Agency Presentation
 
128.   1 Gold Astronaut Pin   Agency Presentation
 
129.   1 Gold Navy Wings   Agency Presentation
 
130.   1 Gold Astronaut Pin   Agency Presentation
 
131.   1 Israeli Air Force Wings   Agency Presentation

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STS-107 In Brief



Mission: Space Research
Orbiter: Columbia
Pad: 39A
Launch: January 16, 2003
10:39 a.m. ET



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