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NASA Space Shuttle STS-121 Press Kit

NASA Space Shuttle STS-121 Press Kit

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NASA press kit for the STS-121 Space Shuttle mission. Published by NASA in 2006.
NASA press kit for the STS-121 Space Shuttle mission. Published by NASA in 2006.

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STS-121 Press Kit
 
STS-121 Press Kit
 
 
May 2006 CONTENTS i 
CONTENTS
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STS-121 MISSION OVERVIEW: CONTINUING ON-ORBIT TESTING ANDSTATION MAINTENANCE......................................................................................................... 1
 
STS-121 TIMELINE OVERVIEW ............................................................................................... 5
 
MISSION OBJECTIVES............................................................................................................ 9
 
LAUNCH AND LANDING ........................................................................................................... 11
 
LAUNCH............................................................................................................................................... 11
 
 ABORT-TO-ORBIT (ATO)...................................................................................................................... 11
 
TRANSATLANTIC ABORT LANDING (TAL) ............................................................................................. 11
 
RETURN-TO-LAUNCH-SITE (RTLS)....................................................................................................... 11
 
LANDING ............................................................................................................................................. 11
 
 ABORT ONCE AROUND (AOA)............................................................................................................... 11
 
MISSION PROFILE................................................................................................................... 12
 
STS-121 DISCOVERY CREW ................................................................................................... 13
 
KEY MISSION PERSONNEL...................................................................................................... 18
 
RENDEZVOUS AND DOCKING .................................................................................................. 19
 
UNDOCKING, SEPARATION AND DEPARTURE ....................................................................................... 22
 
SPACEWALKS ......................................................................................................................... 23
 
EVA 1................................................................................................................................................... 23
 
EVA 2 .................................................................................................................................................. 29
 
EVA 3 (TENTATIVE) ............................................................................................................................. 30
 
PAYLOAD OVERVIEW .............................................................................................................. 34
 
EXPERIMENTS......................................................................................................................... 44
 
DETAILED SUPPLEMENTARY OBJECTIVES (DSO) ................................................................................. 44
 
DETAILED TEST OBJECTIVES (DTO)..................................................................................................... 47
 
SHUTTLE (SORTIE) EXPERIMENTS....................................................................................................... 50
 
EXPERIMENTS DELIVERED TO ISS ....................................................................................................... 51
 

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