STS-120


A 16 day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, focused on installation of the Harmony Node 2 module on ISS, as well as the relocation of the P6 solar array truss from the top of the station to the port wing. Scott led the EVA team, and conducted 4 EVAs during the mission, including the critical solar array repair on the 4th and final of the docked flight. Visit STS-120 Mission page

NASA STS-120 preflight Interviewer:
“Can you can tell me about the place where you grew up? How did that place influence you?”
Scott: “I sort of had a nomadic upbringing. I spent a number of years moving to various NASA locations. My dad was in Huntsville for a while, New Orleans and then Washington, D.C., in support of the Apollo Program. After that we moved overseas and I spent two wonderful years in West Africa, in Dakar, Senegal. And then some time in Beirut, Lebanon, Athens, Greece and Tehran, Iran. And all this before I graduated from high school. I think the fundamental lesson that I learned through all that experience is that some of life’s greatest lessons come outside of the classroom. I don’t want to downplay the importance of the classroom but the travel opened up new experiences. Being adventurous, meeting new people, traveling to new places, really broadens your horizons and it gave me the motivation to do some of the things I did later in life.”