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STS-111 Press Kit

STS-111 Press Kit

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Press kit for STS-111
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Published by: Bob Andrepont on Nov 30, 2010
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WWW.SHUTTLEPRESSKIT.COMUpdated May 16, 2001
Continuing the HumanPresence in Space
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STS-111
 
Table of Contents
Mission Overview
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Mission Objectives
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Crewmembers
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Rendezvous and Docking
..................................................................................... 19
Spacewalk
STS-111 Extravehicular Activity ............................................................................... 23
Payloads
Payload Overview .................................................................................................... 30Mobile Remote Servicer Base System...................................................................... 32Multi-Purpose Logistics Module ............................................................................... 36
Experiments
Science Overview .................................................................................................... 39DSOs and DTOs ...................................................................................................... 42Ram Burn Observations ........................................................................................... 45
Shuttle Reference Data
 Shuttle Abort History ................................................................................................ 46Shuttle Abort Modes ................................................................................................ 48Shuttle Rendezvous Maneuvers .............................................................................. 52Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters .................................................................................. 53Shuttle Super-lightweight Tank ................................................................................ 60
Acronyms and Abbreviations
............................................................................... 61
Media Assistance
................................................................................................... 73
Media Contacts
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STS-111
 
Overview
New Station Crew, Three Spacewalks Set for STS-111
 A new International Space Station crew, the fifth flight of an Italian-built Multi-PurposeLogistics Module (MPLM) and three spacewalks are major elements of the STS-111 flightof Endeavour.
The STS-111 crew, from left to right, Philippe Perrin, Paul Lockhart, Ken Cockrell and Franklin Chang-Diaz 
Ken Cockrell is making his third flight as commander and his fifth on a shuttle. He wascommander on STS-80, the longest shuttle flight to date, on Columbia in November andDecember 1996. He also commanded STS-98 in February 2001, a mission thatsuccessfully delivered and installed the U.S. laboratory Destiny on the International SpaceStation. He served as pilot on STS-69 on Endeavour in September 1995 and as a missionspecialist on STS-56, a scientific flight on Discovery in April 1993.Paul Lockhart (Lt. Col., USAF), making his first flight into space, is Endeavour’s pilot. Twomission specialists round out the orbiter crew. Franklin Chang-Diaz will be making a record-tying seventh flight into space. Chang-Diaz has six previous spaceflights to his credit:
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