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STS-131 Press Kit

STS-131 Press Kit

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Published by Bob Andrepont
NASA Press kit for STS-131
NASA Press kit for STS-131

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Published by: Bob Andrepont on Nov 30, 2010
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SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION
STS-131
ExperimentExpress
PRESS KIT/April 2010
www.nasa.gov
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
 
 
 
 
 APRIL 2010 CONTENTS i
 
CONTENTS
Section PageSTS-131/19A MISSION OVERVIEW ........................................................................................ 1
 
STS-131 TIMELINE OVERVIEW ............................................................................................... 11
 
MISSION PROFILE ................................................................................................................... 15
 
MISSION OBJECTIVES ............................................................................................................ 17
 
MISSION PERSONNEL ............................................................................................................. 19
 
STS-131 CREW ....................................................................................................................... 21
 
PAYLOAD OVERVIEW .............................................................................................................. 31
 
LEONARDO MULTI-PURPOSE LOGISTICS MODULE (MPLM) FLIGHT MODULE 1 (FM1) ........................... 33
 
THE LIGHTWEIGHT MULTI-PURPOSE EXPERIMENT SUPPORT STRUCTURE CARRIER (LMC) ................ 44
 
RENDEZVOUS & DOCKING ....................................................................................................... 45
 
UNDOCKING, SEPARATION, AND DEPARTURE ...................................................................................... 46
 
SPACEWALKS ......................................................................................................................... 49
 
EXPERIMENTS ......................................................................................................................... 57
 
DETAILED TEST OBJECTIVES AND DETAILED SUPPLEMENTARY OBJECTIVES ....................................... 57
 
SHORT-DURATION U.S. INTEGRATED RESEARCH TO BE COMPLETED DURING STS-131/19A ............... 62
 
EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ......................................................................................................... 73
 
SHUTTLE REFERENCE DATA .................................................................................................... 75
 
LAUNCH AND LANDING ........................................................................................................... 93
 
LAUNCH ............................................................................................................................................... 93
 
 ABORT-TO-ORBIT (ATO) ...................................................................................................................... 93
 
TRANSATLANTIC ABORT LANDING (TAL) ............................................................................................. 93
 
RETURN-TO-LAUNCH-SITE (RTLS) ....................................................................................................... 93
 
 ABORT ONCE AROUND (AOA) ............................................................................................................... 93
 
LANDING ............................................................................................................................................. 93
 

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