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  • STS-117 - Space Shuttle Atlantis


    Space Shuttle Atlantis will deliver the second starboard truss segment and
    energy systems to the International Space Station, the S3/S4 Truss and
    set of solar arrays (February 2007).



    STS-117

    STS-117 (englisch Space Transportation System)
    ist eine Missionsbezeichnung für den US-amerikanischen Space Shuttle
    Atlantis (OV-104) der NASA.

    Der Start ist momentan für den 22. Februar 2007 von der Startrampe 39B
    vorgesehen. Dies soll der letzte Shuttle-Start von dort sein, bevor die
    Startrampe deaktiviert und für Flugtests der neuen Ares I umgebaut wird.

    STS-117 Mission Patch


    Mission: Internationale Raumstation Montageflug 13A
    Nutzlast: Integrierte Trägerstruktur S3/S4 mit Solarzellen
    Shuttle: Atlantis OV-104
    Standort: Orbiter-Abfertigungswerk 1 (OPF-1)

    Start: nicht vor 22. Februar 2007
    Startrampe: 39-B
    Missionsdauer: 12 Tage
    Landung: ~ 6. März 2007
    Bahnhöhe: 122 nautical miles (225 km)
    Bahnneigung: 51.6°

    Shuttle-Flug: Nr. 118
    Atlantis-Flug: Nr. 28
    Shuttle-ISS-Flug: Nr. 21


    Missionsziele:

    1. Das zweite Trägersegment an Steuerbord, S3/S4, wird an das
    S1-Segment installiert, zusammen mit der dritten Solarzellenanlage.

    2. Aktivierung und Test des Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ). SARJ
    ermöglicht die Rotation der Solarzellenanlagen, um eine ständige
    Ausrichtung zur Sonne zu gewährleisten.

    3. Entfalten und Rekonfigurieren der Solarzellenanlagen 1A und 3A
    (S4-Träger).

    4. Deaktivieren und Einziehen der Solarzellenanlage 2B
    (Steuerbordseite) des P6-Trägers.





    Shuttle-Abfertigungsberichte

    21. September 2006, Donnerstag

    Nach erfolgreichem Abschluss der Mission STS-115 ist der Orbiter
    ATLANTIS heute um 17:15 Uhr MESZ wieder in das Orbiter-
    abfertigungswerk Halle 1 zurückgekehrt. Hier wird er nun auf die
    Mission STS-117 vorbereitet, die voraussichtlich am 22. Februar 2007
    starten soll.


    KSC-06PD-2214 (09/21/2006)


    28. September 2006, Donnerstag

    Die Inspektion des Hitzschutzsystems nach dem Flug ist zu 27%
    abgeschlossen. Die Ausrüstung der Flugbesatzung wurde am Montag
    entladen.

    Am Montag haben Techniker Verstärkungen an den Ladebuchttoren in
    Vorbereitung zu derenr Öffnung angebracht. Am Mittwoch wurden die Tore
    geöffnet und die Ku-Band-Antenne ausgefahren. Die
    Thermographieuntersuchung der Nasenkappe und der Kinnplatte hat
    begonnen und die Vorbereitungen für den Beginn der thermographischen
    Untersuchung der Flügelvorderkanten laufen.


    Endeavour (OV-105) - STS-118 (June 2007)

    28. September 2006, Donnerstag

    ENDEAVOUR's Systeme sind im abgeschalteten Zustand, während die
    Vorbereitungen für den ersten Start nach einer umfangreichen Umrüst-
    und Modifikationsphase weitergehen. Techniker beendeten den
    Funktionstest des Umweltregelungs- und Lebenserhaltungssystems.

    Die Arbeiten am Positioniermechanismus des
    Orbitersensorauslegersystems (OBSS) gehen weiter. Der Mechanismus
    hält den Ausleger auf dem Sims der Ladebucht an seinem Platz, wenn er
    nicht gebraucht wird.


    Quelle: space-science-journal.de





    Die Crew


    CDR Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (3. Flug)
    Bisherige Flüge:
    STS-88 Endeavour, ISS (1998)
    STS-105 Discovery, ISS (2001)


    PLT Lee J. Archambault (1. Flug)


    MS James F. Reilly (3. Flug)
    Bisherige Flüge:
    STS-89 Endeavour, Mir (1998)
    STS-104 Atlantis, ISS (2001)


    MS John D. "Danny" Olivas (1. Flug)


    MS Patrick G. Forrester (2. Flug)
    Bisherige Flüge:
    STS-105 Discovery (2001)


    MS Steven R. "Steve" Swanson (1. Flug)


    Quelle: NASA.gov



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    STS-117
    Integrated Truss Structure S3/S4

    Zuletzt geändert von STS-Chris; 02.10.2006, 05:50.

  • #2
    STS-117 Atlantis


    Image Gallery


    JSC2006-E-38951 (August 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
    Computer generated graphic of the International Space Station
    configuration after STS-117/13A with the addition of S3/S4 integrated
    truss segments.


    August 3, 2006


    JSC2006-E-32647 (3 Aug. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
    While seated at the commander's station, astronaut Frederick W. (Rick)
    Sturckow, STS-117 commander, participates in a training session in the
    crew compartment trainer (CCT-2) in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at
    Johnson Space Center. Sturckow is wearing a training version of his
    shuttle launch and landing suit.



    JSC2006-E-32656 (3 Aug. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
    While seated at the pilot's station, astronaut Lee J. Archambault, STS-117
    pilot, participates in a training session in the crew compartment trainer
    (CCT-2) in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center.
    Archambault is wearing a training version of his shuttle launch and landing
    suit.



    JSC2006-E-32666 (3 Aug. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
    Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and landing suits,
    astronauts James F. Reilly II (left) and John D. (Danny) Olivas, both
    STS-117 mission specialists, participate in a training session on the
    middeck of the crew compartment trainer (CCT-2) in the Space Vehicle
    Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center.



    JSC2006-E-32682 (3 Aug. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
    Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and landing suits,
    astronauts Patrick G. Forrester (left) and Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow,
    STS-117 mission specialist and commander, respectively, participate in a
    training session in the high fidelity mockup/trainers in the Space Vehicle
    Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. Trainer Robert H. Tomaro
    assisted Forrester and Sturckow.


    September 1, 2006


    JSC2006-E-39171 (1 Sept. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
    Astronauts Steven R. Swanson (center) and Lee J. Archambault (right),
    STS-117 mission specialist and pilot, respectively, participate in an
    exercise in the systems engineering simulator in the Jake Garn Simulation
    and Training Facility at Johnson Space Center. The facility includes moving
    scenes of full-sized International Space Station components over a
    simulated Earth.


    September 27, 2006


    KSC-06PD-2228 (09/27/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
    In the Space Station Processing Facility, workers secure an overhead
    crane to the S3/S4 integrated truss structure in order to move it from a
    rotation stand to a work stand. Along with a third set of solar arrays and
    batteries, the truss is scheduled to fly on mission STS-117 aboard Space
    Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station. The crew of six
    astronauts will install the truss to continue assembly of the station.
    Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis



    KSC-06PD-2229 (09/27/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
    An overhead crane lifts the S3/S4 integrated truss structure from a
    rotation stand.



    KSC-06PD-2230 (09/27/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
    An overhead crane lowers the S3/S4 integrated truss structure onto a
    work stand. It was moved from a rotation stand at left.


    Quelle: NASA/KSC



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    Integrated Truss Structure S3/S4

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      STS-117 Atlantis





      Space Shuttle Processing
      Status Report S-100606


      October 6, Friday

      Mission: STS-117 - 21st International Space Station Flight (13A) -
      S3/S4 Truss Segment Solar Arrays
      Vehicle: Atlantis (OV-104)
      Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1
      Launch Date: No earlier than Feb. 22, 2007
      Launch Pad: 39B
      Crew: Frederick Sturckow, Lee Archambault, James Reilly,
      Patrick Forrester, Steven Swanson and John Olivas
      Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

      Technicians continue performing post-landing inspections on orbiter
      Atlantis and are about 85 percent complete with the review of the thermal
      protection system. During inspections, a 0.1-inch diameter impact was
      noted on Atlantis' right-hand payload bay door radiator. The damage has
      been preliminarily identified as caused by micrometeoroid orbital debris
      (MMOD), which passed through the radiator's face (outer) sheet, interior
      honeycomb structure and inner sheet. The MMOD did not impact the
      payload bay door itself. Ground operations personnel at Kennedy Space
      Center will repair the damage as soon as a plan is developed and
      approved, while ensuring the site is protected for analysis by orbital
      debris experts at Johnson Space Center.

      This week, technicians performed the forward reaction control system
      functional test and checkout, with a similar test scheduled for the orbiter
      maneuvering system this weekend. On Oct. 1, technicians removed the
      three space shuttle main engines from the aft of the vehicle. Wing leading
      edge thermography on the reinforced carbon-carbon panels is complete
      and the chin panel, located under the nose cap, has been removed.


      Endeavour (OV-105)

      Mission: STS-118 - 22nd International Space Station Flight (13A.1) -
      S5 Truss Segment
      Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
      Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
      Launch Date: No earlier than June 11, 2007
      Launch Pad: 39A
      Crew: Scott Kelly, Charles Hobaugh, Richard Mastracchio,
      Dafydd Williams, Tracy Caldwell, Barbara Morgan and Clayton Anderson
      Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

      Endeavour remains powered down in Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2 and
      technicians continue preparing the vehicle for its first launch following an
      extensive modification period. Exhaust duct leak checks are complete on
      auxiliary power unit No. 1.

      Work continues on the orbiter boom sensor system manipulator
      positioning mechanism. The mechanisms serve as the pedestals that hold
      the boom in place in the payload bay when it is not in use. The aft
      pedestal is installed for flight.


      Quelle: NASA.gov



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      Integrated Truss Structure S3/S4
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        STS-117 Atlantis


        Image Gallery

        October 5, Thursday


        KSC-06PD-2255 (10/05/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
        In bay 1 of the Orbiter Processing Facility, the thermal protection system
        tiles on Atlantis are undergoing post-flight inspection. Atlantis returned
        from mission STS-115 on Sept. 21 and is being prepared for her next
        mission, STS-117. The mission will be the 21st to the International Space
        Station and construction flight 13A. The mission payload comprises the
        starboard arrays 3 and 4. Launch is scheduled for no earlier than Feb. 22,
        2007. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller



        KSC-06PD-2256 (10/05/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
        The thermal protection system tiles on the underside of Atlantis are
        marked for the post-flight inspection.



        KSC-06PD-2257 (10/05/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
        The nose wheel well doors are open on Atlantis.


        Quelle: NASA/KSC



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          STS-117 Atlantis


          Space Shuttle Processing
          Status Report S-101306


          October 13, Friday

          Mission: STS-117 - 21st International Space Station Flight (13A) -
          S3/S4 Truss Segment Solar Arrays
          Vehicle: Atlantis (OV-104)
          Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1
          Launch Date: No earlier than Feb. 22, 2007
          Launch Pad: 39B
          Crew: Frederick Sturckow, Lee Archambault, James Reilly,
          Patrick Forrester, Steven Swanson and John Olivas
          Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

          Technicians continue performing post-landing inspections on orbiter
          Atlantis and are nearly finished with the review of the thermal protection
          system. The orbiter boom sensor system is scheduled to be removed
          from the payload bay on Saturday.

          During inspections, a 0.1-inch diameter impact was noted on Atlantis'
          right-hand payload bay door radiator. The cause of the damage has been
          preliminarily identified as micrometeoroid orbital debris, which passed
          through the radiator's face (outer) sheet, interior honeycomb structure
          and inner sheet. The debris did not impact the payload bay door itself.
          Technicians removed the damaged area and will begin the repair next
          week.


          Endeavour (OV-105)

          Mission: STS-118 - 22nd International Space Station Flight (13A.1) -
          S5 Truss Segment
          Vehicle: Endeavour (OV-105)
          Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2
          Launch Date: No earlier than June 11, 2007
          Launch Pad: 39A
          Crew: Scott Kelly, Charles Hobaugh, Richard Mastracchio,
          Dafydd Williams, Tracy Caldwell, Barbara Morgan and Clayton Anderson
          Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

          Endeavour is powered up in Orbiter Processing Facility bay 2, and
          technicians continue preparing the vehicle for its first launch following an
          extensive modification period. Star tracker door functional test is
          complete.

          Work continues on the orbiter boom sensor system manipulator
          positioning mechanism. The mechanisms serve as the pedestals that hold
          the boom in place in the payload bay when it is not in use. The shoulder
          pedestal installation begins on Monday.


          Quelle: NASA.gov



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            STS-117 Atlantis


            Space Shuttle Processing
            Status Report S-102006


            October 20, Friday

            Mission: STS-117 - 21st International Space Station Flight (13A) -
            S3/S4 Truss Segment Solar Arrays
            Vehicle: Atlantis (OV-104)
            Location: Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1
            Launch Date: No earlier than Feb. 22, 2007 (under review)
            Launch Pad: 39B
            Crew: Frederick Sturckow, Lee Archambault, James Reilly,
            Patrick Forrester, Steven Swanson and John Olivas
            Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

            Technicians continue performing post-landing inspections on orbiter
            Atlantis and are beginning to prepare the vehicle for its next flight,
            STS-117. The orbiter boom sensor system was installed in the payload
            bay on Thursday. A single-cell voltage test of the fuel cells is set to be
            completed today.

            During inspections, a 0.1-inch diameter impact was noted on Atlantis'
            right-hand payload bay door radiator. The cause of the damage has been
            preliminarily identified as micrometeoroid orbital debris, which passed
            through the radiator's outer sheet, interior honeycomb structure and inner
            sheet. The debris did not impact the payload bay door itself. The repair is
            scheduled to begin today.


            Quelle: NASA.gov



            Image Gallery

            October 14, Saturday


            KSC-06PD-2365 (10/14/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
            In the Orbiter Processing Facility’s bay 1, the orbiter boom sensor system
            is lifted by a crane for installation on the starboard side of Atlantis’s
            payload bay for mission STS-117. The 50-foot-long boom attaches to the
            shuttle arm and provides equipment to inspect the shuttle's heat shield
            while in space. It contains an intensified television camera (ITVC) and a
            laser dynamic range imager, which are mounted on a pan and tilt unit,
            and a laser camera system (LCS) mounted on a stationary bracket.
            Mission STS-117 will carry the S3/S4 arrays for installation on the
            International Space Station. Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled
            for March. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller



            KSC-06PD-2366 (10/14/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
            The orbiter boom sensor system is lifted by a crane for installation on the
            starboard side of Atlantis’s payload bay for mission STS-117.



            KSC-06PD-2367 (10/14/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
            Workers watch closely as the orbiter boom sensor system is lowered into
            place on the starboard side of Atlantis’s payload bay for mission STS-117.



            KSC-06PD-2368 (10/14/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
            Workers watch closely as the orbiter boom sensor system is lowered into
            place on the starboard side of Atlantis’s payload bay for mission STS-117.



            KSC-06PD-2369 (10/14/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
            Workers are ready to secure the orbiter boom sensor system on the
            starboard side of Atlantis’s payload bay for mission STS-117.


            October 16, Monday


            JSC2006-E-44632 (16 Oct. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
            Astronaut John D. (Danny) Olivas, STS-117 mission specialist, dons a
            training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit prior to
            being submerged in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL)
            near Johnson Space Center. Suit technicians assisted Olivas.



            JSC2006-E-44652 (16 Oct. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
            Astronaut John D. (Danny) Olivas, STS-117 mission specialist, attired in a
            training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit, is
            about to begin a training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy
            Laboratory (NBL) near the Johnson Space Center.



            JSC2006-E-44664 (16 Oct. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
            Astronauts John D. (Danny) Olivas and James F. Reilly II, both STS-117
            mission specialists, are about to be submerged in the waters of the
            Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. Olivas
            and Reilly are attired in training versions of the Extravehicular Mobility
            Unit (EMU) spacesuit.



            JSC2006-E-44666 (16 Oct. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
            STS-117 underwater training activities in the waters of the Neutral
            Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center are visible on the
            monitors in the simulation control area in the NBL. The STS-117 crew is
            using the NBL to rehearse both assigned and contingency spacewalks for
            its scheduled February 2007 mission.


            Quelle: NASA



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            Integrated Truss Structure S3/S4

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              STS-117 Atlantis


              Space Shuttle Processing
              Status Report S-110206


              November 2, Thursday

              During a scheduled Space Shuttle Program meeting today, managers
              ratified the target launch dates for the first three missions in 2007.
              New dates are as follows:

              * STS-117 aboard Atlantis March 16
              * STS-118 aboard Endeavour June 28
              * STS-120 aboard Atlantis Sept. 7


              Quelle: NASA.gov



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                STS-117 Atlantis


                Two OPF Bays evacuated following leak

                November 6, Monday

                Two bays at the Orbiter Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space
                Center (KSC) have been evacuated, following a leak of monomethyl
                hydrazine (MMH), this morning local time.

                Thankfully, no one was injured or harmed by the very dangerous
                hypergolic propellant - which is used to power the orbiter's OMS (Orbital
                Maneuvering System) engines.



                Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) bay 1 (in the foreground) and OPF
                bay 2 (in the background). Photo: NASA/KSC, 1999


                'A little before 9am this morning, the Orbiter Processing Facility at
                Kennedy Space Center had to evacuate two of their three processing
                bays,' said NASA officials claim.

                The leak occurred in OPF-1, which is currently housing Atlantis and her
                preparations for STS-117 (LON-317) next year. The leak, detected by the
                daily safety checks, also affected OPF-2, which is where Endeavour is
                currently housed.

                'Each morning, a safety crew checks chemical levels in the rooms and
                they found unexpectedly high levels of monomethyl hydrazine which is
                one of the two components of the fuel used in the Orbital Maneuvering
                System (OMS) on the Shuttle,' added the NASA official.

                How the leak occurred appears to have been during the transit of some of
                the hypergolic fuel, although no specifics of what processes were being
                carried out at the time of the leak were noted.

                'They use a quick-disconnect hose to carry the fuel between the bays and
                a cap somehow came off prior to the levels being tested this morning,'
                added NASA. 'There were no injuries and the fuel flow has been stopped.

                'Employees, if they're not back at work now, will be returning to work
                shortly.'


                Quelle: NASAspaceflight.com



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                  "Ups, die NASA-Pannen-Show"

                  Auf jeden Fall gut, dass Niemand verletzt bzw. gesundheitlich beeinträchtigt wurde.
                  'To infinity and beyond!'

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                    STS-117 Atlantis


                    Image Gallery

                    October 12, 2006


                    JSC2006-E-43500 (October 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                    Computer-generated artist's rendering of the International Space Station
                    after flight STS-117/13A. Second starboard truss segment (S3/S4) is
                    delivered and installed. The third set of solar arrays is deployed. P6
                    starboard solar array wing and one radiator are retracted.


                    November 1, Wednesday


                    JSC2006-E-47420 (1 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                    Astronauts Patrick G. Forrester (foreground) and John D. (Danny) Olivas,
                    both STS-117 mission specialists, use the virtual reality lab at Johnson
                    Space Center to train for their duties aboard the space shuttle and space
                    station. This type of computer interface, paired with virtual reality training
                    hardware and software, helps to prepare the entire team for dealing with
                    space station elements.



                    JSC2006-E-47421 (1 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                    Astronaut Patrick G. Forrester, STS-117 mission specialist, uses virtual
                    reality hardware in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space
                    Center to rehearse some of his duties on the upcoming mission to the
                    International Space Station. This type of virtual reality training allows the
                    astronauts to wear a helmet and special gloves while looking at computer
                    displays simulating actual movements around the various locations on the
                    station hardware with which they will be working.



                    JSC2006-E-47612 (1 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                    Astronaut Steven R. Swanson, STS-117 mission specialist, uses the virtual
                    reality lab at Johnson Space Center to train for his duties aboard the
                    space shuttle and space station. This type of computer interface, paired
                    with virtual reality training hardware and software, helps to prepare the
                    entire team for dealing with space station elements.


                    Quelle: NASA



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                      STS-117 Atlantis


                      Next Events

                      December 4, Monday
                      Stacking in the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) of
                      the twin Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs)


                      December 17, Sunday
                      External Tank ET-124 (for Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-117/LON-317)
                      leaves Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans


                      March 16, Friday
                      Launch


                      All times could change at short notice.
                      Changes are indicated in red.




                      Image Gallery

                      November 9, Thursday


                      JSC2006-E-48960 (9 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                      Astronaut Patrick G. Forrester, STS-117 mission specialist, dons a training
                      version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit prior to being
                      submerged in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near
                      Johnson Space Center. A suit technician assisted Forrester.


                      JSC2006-E-48961 (9 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                      Astronaut Steven R. Swanson, STS-117 mission specialist, dons a training
                      version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit prior to being
                      submerged in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near
                      Johnson Space Center.


                      JSC2006-E-48970 (9 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                      Astronaut Steven R. Swanson, STS-117 mission specialist, attired in a
                      training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit, is
                      about to begin a training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy
                      Laboratory (NBL) near the Johnson Space Center. Suit technicians
                      assisted Swanson with the final touches in the donning process.


                      JSC2006-E-48972 (9 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                      Astronauts Patrick G. Forrester and Steven R. Swanson (partially
                      obscured), both STS-117 mission specialists, are about to be submerged
                      in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson
                      Space Center. Forrester and Swanson are attired in training versions of
                      the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit. SCUBA-equipped divers
                      (out of frame) are in the water to assist the crewmembers in their
                      rehearsal, intended to help prepare them for work on the exterior of the
                      International Space Station.


                      Quelle: NASA/JSC



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                        STS-117 Atlantis


                        Image Gallery

                        Thursday, November 30


                        JSC2006-E-51589 (30 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                        Astronaut Steven R. Swanson, STS-117 mission specialist, participates in
                        an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space
                        Station Airlock Test Article (SSATA) in the Crew Systems Laboratory at
                        the Johnson Space Center. Astronaut John D. (Danny) Olivas, mission
                        specialist, assisted Swanson.



                        JSC2006-E-51592 (30 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                        Astronaut Steven R. Swanson, STS-117 mission specialist, participates in
                        an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space
                        Station Airlock Test Article (SSATA) in the Crew Systems Laboratory at
                        the Johnson Space Center. Astronaut John D. (Danny) Olivas, mission
                        specialist, assisted Swanson.



                        JSC2006-E-51894 (30 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                        Astronaut Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, STS-117 commander, prepares
                        for a flight in a NASA T-38 trainer jet at Ellington Field near Johnson Space
                        Center.



                        JSC2006-E-51895 (30 Nov. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                        Astronaut Lee J. Archambault, STS-117 pilot, prepares for a flight in a
                        NASA T-38 trainer jet at Ellington Field near Johnson Space Center.


                        Monday, December 4


                        JSC2006-E-53013 (4 Dec. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                        Astronaut John D. (Danny) Olivas, STS-117 mission specialist, participates
                        in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space
                        Station Airlock Test Article (SSATA) in the Crew Systems Laboratory at
                        the Johnson Space Center. Astronaut Steven R. Swanson (right), mission
                        specialist, and a suit technician assisted Olivas.



                        JSC2006-E-53017 (4 Dec. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                        Astronaut John D. (Danny) Olivas, STS-117 mission specialist, participates
                        in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space
                        Station Airlock Test Article (SSATA) in the Crew Systems Laboratory at
                        the Johnson Space Center. Astronaut Steven R. Swanson (partially out of
                        frame), mission specialist, assisted Olivas.



                        JSC2006-E-53024 (4 Dec. 2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                        Astronaut John D. (Danny) Olivas, STS-117 mission specialist, participates
                        in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space
                        Station Airlock Test Article (SSATA) in the Crew Systems Laboratory at
                        the Johnson Space Center. Astronaut Steven R. Swanson, mission
                        specialist, assisted Olivas.


                        Quelle: NASA/JSC



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                        Integrated Truss Structure S3/S4
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                          STS-117 Atlantis


                          Image Gallery

                          Thursday, December 14


                          KSC-06PD-2821 (12/14/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                          In the Space Station Processing Facility, a technician points out elements
                          of the S3/S4 Integrated Truss Segment to STS-117 Mission Specialist
                          James Reilly (right) during Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT)
                          activities. A CEIT provides the astronauts opportunities to become familiar
                          with equipment and hardware with which they will be working during their
                          mission. The crew of mission STS-117 will deliver and install the second
                          and third starboard truss segments (S3/S4) and another pair of solar
                          arrays and batteries during the Space Shuttle Program's 21st mission to
                          the International Space Station. Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis is
                          scheduled for March 2007. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett


                          Friday, December 15


                          KSC-06PD-2824 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                          In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-117 Mission Specialist
                          Patrick Forrester practices using a tool he will handle during the mission.
                          He and other crew members are at KSC to take part in a Crew Equipment
                          Interface Test that allows them opportunities to become familiar with
                          equipment and hardware for their mission.



                          KSC-06PD-2825 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                          In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-117 Mission Specialists
                          Steven Swanson (left) and Patrick Forrester look at a piece of equipment.



                          KSC-06PD-2826 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                          In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-117 Mission Specialists (left) Patrick
                          Forrester, Steven Swanson and (right) James Reilly take a close look at
                          the wheel well on orbiter Atlantis, their vehicle for the mission.



                          KSC-06PD-2827 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                          In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-117 Mission Specialists Patrick
                          Forrester (left) and Steven Swanson take a close look at the wheel well on
                          orbiter Atlantis, their vehicle for the mission.



                          KSC-06PD-2829 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                          In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-117 crew members look at one of
                          the wings on the orbiter Atlantis, their vehicle for the mission. At left is
                          Mission Specialist Steven Swanson; the others kneeling are Pilot Lee
                          Archambault and Mission Specialists John (Danny) Olivas and James
                          Reilly.


                          Quelle: NASA/KSC



                          NASA TV
                          STS-117
                          Integrated Truss Structure S3/S4
                          Zuletzt geändert von STS-Chris; 21.12.2006, 04:17.

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                            STS-117 Atlantis


                            Image Gallery

                            Friday, December 15


                            KSC-06PD-2830 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                            In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-117 Commander Frederick (Rick)
                            Sturckow (right) and Pilot Lee Archambault look over the cockpit of the
                            orbiter Atlantis, their vehicle for the mission.



                            KSC-06PD-2833 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                            In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-117 Pilot Lee Archambault checks
                            out the cockpit of the orbiter Atlantis, the vehicle for the mission.



                            KSC-06PD-2834 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                            In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-117 Mission Specialists Steven
                            Swanson (center) and James Reilly (right) are lowered into the payload
                            bay of the orbiter Atlantis, the vehicle for their mission.



                            KSC-06PD-2839 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                            In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-117 Pilot Lee Archambault (left)
                            and Mission Specialist James Reilly (second from right) look at a part of
                            the external airlock in the payload bay of Atlantis.



                            KSC-06PD-2840 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                            Viewed from the mid-section of Atlantis, STS-117 crew members are
                            looking at the external airlock near the nose of the orbiter Atlantis.



                            KSC-06PD-2845 (12/15/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                            In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-117 Mission Specialist John (Danny)
                            Olivas (right) again practices photographing the orbiter Atlantis with a
                            camera he will use on the mission. At left is Mission Specialist James
                            Reilly.


                            Quelle: NASA/KSC



                            NASA TV
                            STS-117
                            Integrated Truss Structure S3/S4
                            Zuletzt geändert von STS-Chris; 21.12.2006, 04:06.

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                              STS-117 Atlantis


                              Image Gallery

                              Tuesday, December 19
                              Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF), New Orleans



                              Michoud-13829 (12/19/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                              Quality control inspectors confer about ET-124 in barge



                              Michoud-13834 (12/19/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                              ET-124 ready for 5-day trip to Kennedy Space Center



                              Michoud-13835 (12/19/2006) [Low Res | High Res]
                              ET-124 will fly on STS-117 in March 2007


                              Quelle: LockheedMartin.com



                              NASA TV
                              STS-117
                              Integrated Truss Structure S3/S4
                              Zuletzt geändert von STS-Chris; 21.12.2006, 04:12.

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