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 07.27.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 12
Columbia's astronauts glided to a smooth landing tonight at the Kennedy Space Center, wrapping up their five-day mission to deploy the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
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 07.27.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 11
Columbia’s astronauts made final preparations Tuesday evening to come home after a successful five-day flight. Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot Jeff Ashby and Mission Specialists Cady Coleman, Steve Hawley and Michel Tognini were awakened at 2:31 p.m. CDT Tuesday to "A Little Traveling Music" by Barry Manilow, requested by Hawley’s wife Eileen, and "The Air Force Song," played for Collins and Coleman.
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 07.27.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 10
Columbia’s astronauts tested their ship’s systems and packed up their gear, ready for a nighttime homecoming late tonight at the Kennedy Space Center to wrap up their five-day mission.
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 07.26.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 9
Columbia's crew began packing up experiments today and preparing to return to Earth tomorrow with a touchdown planned on the Kennedy Space Center's shuttle runway in Florida at 10:20 p.m. CDT.
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 07.26.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 8
Columbia’s astronauts entered the homestretch of their mission this morning, conducting additional experiments in the Shuttle’s middeck area as they began preparations for their scheduled return to Earth late Tuesday night.
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 07.25.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 7
The five astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia began their fourth flight day at 4:31 p.m. CDT, preparing to make additional celestial observations through the shuttle's windows and continue work with a variety of experiments.
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 07.25.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 6
Columbia’s astronauts wrapped up their third day in space early Sunday, completing another round of work with a variety of secondary experiments as their primary payload, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, successfully passed another key milestone in its early days in orbit.
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 07.24.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 5
With all shuttle and experiment systems operating in fine fashion, the five member STS-93 crew aboard Columbia will be busy again this evening with a variety of secondary experiments.
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 07.24.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 4
With the major objective of their mission successfully completed, Columbia’s astronauts spent a busy night conducting a variety of secondary experiments on both the flight deck and the middeck of the Shuttle.
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 07.23.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 3
Following deployment from Columbia’s payload bay early this morning, checkouts of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory continue with telescope managers reporting that activation and operation are going well.
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 07.23.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 2
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory is flying free of the Shuttle Columbia following a textbook deployment earlier this morning and the successfully firing of its Inertial Upper Stage booster to place the new telescope on course for an orbit which will take it almost one-third of the way to the moon for its astronomical investigations.
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 07.23.99 - STS-93 Mission Control Center Status Report # 1
The Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off late Thursday night (early Friday morning, Eastern time) to carry five astronauts to orbit for the long-awaited deployment of Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which will unveil previously invisible mysteries of the universe.
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