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  STATION STATUS
 
 08.19.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 26
After spending an extra day in orbit, Discovery's astronauts glided to a smooth landing at the Kennedy Space Center this morning to wrap up a 12-day, 4.7 million mile mission designed to study the Earth's atmosphere and test technology for the International Space Station.
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 08.18.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 25
Monday was a bonus day for scientific research aboard the Space Shuttle orbiter, Discovery.
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 08.18.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 24
Discovery's six astronauts received a bonus day in space today after their planned landing was postponed 24 hours because of the uncertainty over ground fog at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.
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 08.17.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 23
Commander Curt Brown and Pilot Kent Rominger will fire Discovery's orbital maneuvering system engines at 5:13 a.m. CDT Monday to initiate the shuttle's return to Earth after 11 days of atmospheric research and space station technology tests.
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 08.17.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 22
Discovery is ready for its conversion from spacecraft to airplane in preparation for tomorrow's planned landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with touchdown set for 6:14 a.m.
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 08.16.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 21
Discovery’s crew completed the major objective of their mission with the successful retrieval of the CRISTA-SPAS this morning.
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 08.16.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 20
The mission of an Earth atmospheric-studying satellite is set to end today as Discovery and the STS-85 crew prepare to rendezvous and retrieve the CRISTA-SPAS spacecraft after nine days of free flight away from the shuttle.
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 08.15.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 19
Flight day nine activities aboard Discovery today saw the STS-85 crew support the last test of ground commanding capability of a small robotic arm, final data collection and deactivation of several science experiments and a checkout of the equipment that will support satellite retrieval operations Saturday.
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 08.15.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 18
A final day of robotic arm testing with a prototype destined for use on the International Space Station signaled the start of Discovery’s ninth flight day in space.
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 08.14.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 17
Following a week of activities that included the deployment of an atmospheric satellite, evaluation tests of hardware and software to be used on the future International Space Station and work with numerous science and technology experiments, the STS-85 astronauts enjoyed some time off before they enter the home stretch of their 11-day mission.
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 08.14.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 16
With the exchange of two crew members and more than three tons of food, water, equipment and experiment samples complete, the main objectives of the STS-84 mission have been achieved and the astronauts aboard the Atlantis are turning their attention toward packing up for the return home.
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 08.13.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 15
Now into the second half of their planned 11 day flight, Discovery’s astronauts today took a hands off approach to operations with the small robot arm being tested for future use on the International Space Station.
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 08.13.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 14
More than halfway through their planned 11 day flight, Discovery’s astronauts today took a hands off approach to operations with many of the payloads on board including the small robot arm being tested for future use on the International Space Station.
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 08.12.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 13
As Discovery’s crew nears the halfway point of the STS-85 mission, the astronauts continued observations of Comet Hale-Bopp using a small ultraviolet telescope mounted in Discovery’s side hatch window, and evaluated a new system for possible future use with the Shuttle’s mechanical arm.
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 08.12.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 12
Discovery’s astronauts spent the first half of their day supporting observations of Comet Hale-Bopp using a small ultraviolet telescope mounted in the side hatch window of the orbiter.
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 08.11.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 11
Orbital flight demonstration using a uniquely designed small robotic arm continued today as Discovery’s crew completed its fifth day of on orbit activities.
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 08.11.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 10
Orbital flight demonstration using a uniquely designed small robotic arm will continue today as Discovery’s mission heads into its fifth day.
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 08.11.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 9
Mission Control briefly awakened the crew of Discovery about 2 ½ hours early today after a malfunction of the telemetry and command system for the Technology Applications and Science-1 package left the Shuttle Laser Altimeter laser stuck in the "on" position.
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 08.10.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 7
Following this morning’s wakeup call at 1:40, Discovery’s astronauts focused their attention on testing of a small, robotic arm serving as a prototype for use on the future International Space Station and conducting experiment work on the Shuttle’s middeck.
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 08.09.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 6
The crews aboard the joint Shuttle-Mir complex are scheduled to be awakened this evening at 8:08 p.m. CDT to begin their second day of docked operations.
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 08.09.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 5
Discovery’s astronauts continue to conduct and monitor experiments that will help some researchers measure atmospheric phenomena while other crew members gather data on experiments and hardware that will be used on the International Space Station.
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 08.08.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 4
With the distance between Atlantis and Mir growing ever shorter, crews aboard both vehicles are busy with preparations for this evening’s docking of the two vehicles.
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 08.08.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 3
Scientists on the ground continued the activation procedures for their experiments aboard Discovery overnight as the six crew members slept.
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 08.07.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 2
Following an on time launch from Kennedy Space Center this morning and a "go" from Mission Control for on-orbit operations, the STS-85 crew immediately began activation of the various payloads being carried on the flight.
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 08.07.97 - STS-85 Mission Control Center Status Report # 1
Six astronauts rocketed into space today aboard the Shuttle Discovery to kick off an 11-day mission designed to study the Earth’s ozone layer and to test technology which may be used in the operation of the International Space Station.
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