|STS-114 Mission Journal|
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|LEFT: (L-R) Robinson, Kelly, Thomas, Lawrence, Camarda, Collins, Noguchi
RIGHT: STS-114 Mission Patch.
|Mission:||International Space Station Flight LF1|
|Crew:||7 (6 US, 1 Japan)|
|Launch Date:||Tuesday, 26 July 2005|
|Launch Time:||10:39AM EDT (1439 GMT)|
|Launch Window:||10 minutes|
|Launch Facility:||Kennedy Space Center, Pad 39B|
|Docking:||28 July 2005, 7:18AM EDT (1118 GMT)|
|Undocking:||6 August 2005, 3:22AM EDT (0722 GMT)|
|Landing:||9 August 2005, 8:12AM EDT (1212 GMT)|
|Landing Facility:||Edwards AFB, Runway 22 (KSC was primary)|
|Orbital Insertion Altitude:||122 nautical miles (226 kilometers)|
|Orbit Period:||91.6 minutes (219 orbits)|
|Duration:||13 Days, 21:33:36|
|Flight stats:||114th Shuttle flight (31st for Discovery)|
Mission info from NASA Return To Flight, JAXA, CSA, and Spaceflight Now! websites
STS-114 to Demonstrate Repair Techniques, Deliver Equipment to Space Station
The STS-114 crewmembers will deliver supplies to the International Space Station, but the major focus of their mission will be testing and evaluating new Space Shuttle flight safety, which includes new inspection and repair techniques.
STS-114 is classified as Logistics Flight 1. Among the Station-related activities are delivering new supplies and replacing one of the orbital outpost's Control Moment Gyroscopes (CMGs). STS-114 will also carry the Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module and the External Stowage Platform-2.
The crew is slated to conduct at least three spacewalks while at the ISS. The first spacewalk will demonstrate repair techniques of the Shuttle's Thermal Protection System. During the second, the spacewalkers will replace the failed CMG with one delivered by the Shuttle. On the third, they will install the External Stowage Platform.
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