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Nasa Facts STS-110

Nasa Facts STS-110

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KSC FORM 2-203NS (REV. 11/92)
National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
March 2002KSC Release No. 22-02
Delivery of S0 Truss Segment and Mobile Transporter to ISS
The S0 Truss Segment (ITS S0) and the MobileTransporter will be delivered to the International SpaceStation by the Space Shuttle on Mission STS-110.During the 11-day flight, four spacewalks will beperformed—all dedicated to truss installation.The 43-foot long S0 Truss Segment will attach to theU.S. Lab and be the center section of the Station’s trussassembly. As the center section, the S0 segment willbe physically attached to the Station’s U.S. lab module,Destiny. Other truss segments to be delivered on futureflights will be attached to the S0 truss and support themain ISS Solar Arrays. The S0 segment will take theelectrical power generated by the Solar Arrays andchannel it to the rest of the Station modules.The Mobile Transporter establishes a movable base forthe Space Station Remote Manipulator System (theStation’s robotic arm), allowing it to travel along theStation trusses. When all the trusses are fullyassembled, the Mobile Transporter will be capable ofmoving from one end of the truss structure to the other,a length over 300 feet.The work performed during STS-110 begins constructionof the power and cooling plant that will be needed byplanned future laboratories.Crew members will also perform the Single StringGlobal Positioning System (GPS) experiment. This testwill demonstrate the performance and operation of theGPS during orbiter ascent, entry, and landing phasesutilizing a modified military GPS receiver processor andthe existing orbiter GPS antennas.Included with the payloads being carried back and forthto the orbiting research facility are protein crystal growthstudies that researchers hope will lead to thedevelopment of new drugs. Also on board this flight arecell-culture experiment samples and an experimentdesigned for the investigation of plant cultivation in orbit.
The Crew
Michael Bloomfield
will serve as commander on histhird space flight. After being selected by NASA inDecember 1994, Bloomfield completed a year of training,and is currently qualified for assignment as a shuttlepilot. He worked technical issues for the OperationsPlanning Astronaut Office. He has logged more than494 hours in space. He served as a crew member onshuttle mission STS-86 in 1997 and STS-97 in 2000.

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