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  STATION STATUS
 
 10.06.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 23
The Space Shuttle Atlantis glided to a smooth landing at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 4:55 p.m. CDT today, bringing the STS-86 mission to a safe and successful conclusion and returning astronaut Mike Foale to earth after 145 days in space.
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 10.06.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 22
Atlantis’ crew is preparing for a possible homecoming today, with landing opportunities at both the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Edwards Air Force Base in California.
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 10.05.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 21
The homecoming of the shuttle Atlantis and astronaut Mike Foale was postponed 24 hours after clouds at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida prevented a landing on the two opportunities available at the Florida spaceport.
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 10.05.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 20
On board Atlantis, the seven-member crew is preparing their vehicle for its high-speed reentry and landing at the Kennedy Space Center today at 5:59 p.m. Central time.
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 10.04.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 19
Atlantis is set to conclude its voyage in space at 5:59 p.m. Central time Sunday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, following this morning’s checkout of systems that will be used during reentry and landing.
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 10.04.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 18
On the 40th anniversary of the launching of the Sputnik satellite to start the Space Age, Atlantis’ astronauts are readying themselves and their vehicle for a return trip to Earth, with landing scheduled for 5:59 p.m. central time Sunday.
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 10.03.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 17
After executing a textbook fly-around to view damaged areas of the Spektr module on the Mir Space Station, Atlantis’ astronauts separated from the Russian complex this afternoon, leaving behind U.S. Astronaut Dave Wolf and tons of logistical supplies and water for the next four months of scientific research.
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 10.03.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 16
Atlantis is prepared to depart the Mir space station today following six days of joint operations between the STS-86 and Mir 24 crews.
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 10.02.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 15
The ten astronauts and cosmonauts of the Atlantis-Mir space complex completed their joint work today, having transferred more than four tons of logistical supplies and water between the two spacecraft over the course of six days of joint docked operations.
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 10.02.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 14
The Atlantis and Mir crews have begun their final day of joint operations, with the hatches between the two spacecraft slated to closed about 5 p.m. central time today.
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 10.01.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 13
For the third time this year, a U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut walked and worked in space together today, retrieving scientific experiments from the Docking Module on the Mir Space Station while leaving a device behind for future repair work on the damaged Spektr module as the Atlantis-Mir space complex orbited the Earth in flawless fashion.
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 10.01.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 12
Aboard Atlantis, preparations are under way for today’s planned five-hour spacewalk to retrieve four experiment packages and test tools and techniques for construction of the International Space Station.
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 09.30.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 11
Transfer and hand-over activities continued today onboard the docked Atlantis-Mir complex, with more than three-quarters of all items to be brought across having been transferred.
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 09.30.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 10
Preparations for a spacewalk and continuing transfer work will be the focus of activity on board Atlantis/Mir today.
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 09.29.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 9
The ten astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the Atlantis-Mir space complex continued their transfer activities today, moving more logistical supplies and water to the Russian outpost as U.S. astronaut Dave Wolf settled in for his four-month mission on the space station.
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 09.29.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 8
As they get ready to begin their third day of docked operations, the crews aboard the Atlantis-Mir complex are well into the transfer activities planned for the STS-84 mission.
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 09.28.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 7
Atlantis’ astronauts and the Mir Space Station cosmonauts traded crew members today as David Wolf formally began a four-month research mission as a member of the Mir 24 crew and astronaut Mike Foale ended his 134-day stint by returning as a Shuttle crew member in the first full day of docked operations between the two spacecraft.
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 09.28.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 6
The 10 astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the Atlantis-Mir space complex are spending their first full day of joint operations exchanging American crew members on the Russian complex and beginning the transfer of more than four tons of logistical supplies.
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 09.27.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 5
For the seventh time in two years, the Shuttle Atlantis gently docked with the Russian Mir Space Station this afternoon, bringing ten astronauts and cosmonauts together for six days of joint docked operations.
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 09.27.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 4
The seven astronauts on board Atlantis are preparing for this afternoon’s docking with the Mir Space Station and a reunion with American Astronaut Mike Foale, who is about to conclude his four-month mission to the Russian outpost.
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 09.26.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 3
Atlantis’ astronauts spent their first full day in space preparing for tomorrow’s rendezvous and docking with the Russian space station Mir as they tested equipment which will be used for the seventh linkup between the two vehicles and the spacesuits which will be worn next week by two astronauts during a spacewalk outside the Atlantis-Mir complex.
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 09.26.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 2
The seven-member crew of Atlantis begins its first full day on orbit this morning, with Atlantis continuing its pursuit of the Mir Space Station.
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 09.25.97 - STS-86 Mission Control Center Status Report # 1
After receiving final clearance to launch from NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin earlier in the day, Atlantis’ astronauts blasted off on time from the Kennedy Space Center tonight at 9:34 p.m. Central time to begin the seventh docking mission to the Mir Space Station.
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