|STS-117 Mission Journal|
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|LEFT: STS-117 crew portrait, minus Clayton Anderson. Anderson joined the 117 crew and will be rotating into ISS Expedition 15, replacing Sunita Williams. Williams will be returning aboard Atlantis.
RIGHT: Updated STS-117 Mission Patch.
|Mission:||International Space Station Flight 13A|
|Primary Payload:||ISS S3/S4 Truss|
|Launch Date:||8 June 2007|
|Launch Window:||10 minutes|
|Launch Facility:||Kennedy Space Center, Pad 39A|
|Docking:||FD-3 - 10 Jun 2007, 3:38PM EDT (1938 GMT)|
|EVAs:||4 Spacewalks (FD-4, FD-6, FD-8, FD-10)|
|Orbital Insertion Altitude:||122 nautical miles (226 kilometers)|
|Orbit Period:||91.6 minutes (219 orbits)|
|Duration:||13 days, 20hrs, 12min, 44sec|
|Flight Stats:||118th Shuttle flight (28th for Atlantis)|
|Launch On Need:||STS-318 (Endeavour)|
Mission info from NASA, CSA, and Spaceflight Now! websites
Frederick Sturckow, a Marine colonel, will command STS-117. The mission will deliver the second and third starboard truss segments (S3/S4) and another pair of solar arrays to the space station. Pilot Lee Archambault, an Air Force colonel, joins Sturckow in the Shuttle’s cockpit. Mission specialists James Reilly II, Ph.D., Patrick Forrester, Steven Swanson, Ph.D., and John D. Olivas, Ph.D., round out the crew. STS-117 is the 21st shuttle mission to the International Space Station.
Expedition 15 Flight Engineer Sunita L. Williams will return to Earth from the space station aboard shuttle mission STS-117. That flight will carry Expedition 15/16 Flight Engineer Clayton C. Anderson to the station. He will return home aboard Discovery on mission STS-120.
+ Read the April 26, 2007, press release
+ Read the May 17, 2006, press release
+ Read the Feb. 9, 2005, press release
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