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 07.17.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #32
The Space Shuttle Columbia returned to Earth today, touching down at 5:47 a.m. CDT on the Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway to cap a near-flawless 16-day, 6.2 million-mile mission.
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 07.16.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #31
Space Shuttle Columbia’s Red Team, Commander Jim Halsell, Pilot Susan Still, Mission Specialist Don Thomas and Payload Specialist Greg Linteris, spent most of their day packing up experiments and wrapping up work on the materials science mission in anticipation of a landing tomorrow at the Kennedy Space Center.
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 07.16.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #30
With a healthy spacecraft around them, Columbia’s seven crewmembers began closing up shop in preparation for tomorrow’s return home to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with landing scheduled for 5:47 a.m., weather permitting.
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 07.15.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #29
With one day of science operations remaining, the astronauts on board Columbia and flight controllers in Mission Control began to focus their attention on preparations for Thursday morning’s planned entry and landing.
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 07.15.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #28
As his mission entered the home stretch, Columbia’s Commander Jim Halsell expressed thanks to all those on the ground who prepared the shuttle, crew and payload for an unprededented repeat launch to complete work with the Microgravity Science Laboratory.
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 07.14.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #27
Space Shuttle Columbia continues to provide a reliable ride for the materials science experiments in the Spacelab module. After 13 full days in orbit, the spacecraft has no significant problems and scientists have been able to work uninterrupted in gathering experiment data.
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 07.14.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #26
On-orbit science investigation continues to be the focus of Columbia’s Microgravity Science Laboratory mission as the seven astronauts work around the clock on two shifts supporting the more than 30 experiments in the Spacelab module.
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 07.13.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #25
Red Team crew members Jim Halsell, Susan Still, Don Thomas and Greg Linteris got the opportunity Sunday to show ground observers what it’s like living and working in the space environment as they participated in a media interview and sent television of their choice to Earth.
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 07.16.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 24s
As researchers aboard the first Microgravity Science Laboratory mission prepared for Columbia’s return to Earth Thursday, their counterparts at Spacelab Mission Operations Control Center in Huntsville, Ala., began tallying the mission’s research accomplishments -- which often surpassed expectations.
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 07.13.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #24
Three fourths of the way through its 23rd voyage in space, Shuttle Columbia continues to perform near flawlessly while payload controllers collect volumes of data from experiments being conducted by the seven astronauts on the Microgravity Science Laboratory mission.
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 07.16.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 23s
As the orbiting Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL) nears the end of its mission, scheduled for Thursday morning, the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia is wrapping up Spacelab experiments in the areas of combustion science, fluid physics, materials science and biotechnology.
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 07.12.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #23
Space Shuttle Columbia continues to provide a solid platform for microgravity science experiments being conducted in the Spacelab module in the orbiter’s cargo bay.
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 07.15.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 22s
As the First Microgravity Science Laboratory mission begins day 14 of its flight, crew members are working steadily to complete the remaining investigations scheduled for the 16-day mission.
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 07.12.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #22
Around-the-clock science investigations continue aboard Columbia with the focus this morning on developing better methods for the efficient use of fossil fuels while reducing emissions and air pollutants.
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 07.14.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 21s
Studies of material and combustion science dominated the Microgravity Science Laboratory -1 investigations in Columbia’s Spacelab during the past 24 hours.
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 07.11.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #21
Columbia’s astronauts continued their steady pace of scientific investigation today, with mission commander Jim Halsell expressing his satisfaction with their efforts at the end of red team’s day, telling flight controllers to "chalk up another one for STS-94."
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 07.13.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 20s
During the past 24 hours, researchers aboard Columbia have gained yet a better understanding of what makes certain types of heat transfer devices fail in space.
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 07.11.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #20
Ten days since being launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Columbia continues to orbit the Earth in excellent condition, providing a platform for more than 30 separate scientific investigations.
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 07.12.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 19s
The Shuttle Columbia crew and the Microgravity Science Laboratory are rounding the final turn and heading into the home stretch of their 16-day run of conducting science in space.
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 07.10.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #19
Science activities are continuing on board Columbia as the seven-member crew supports a steady pace of investigations focusing on flames, combustion, and plant growth on orbit.
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 07.11.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 18s
The crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia has had another busy day conducting materials and combustion experiments in the Spacelab.
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 07.10.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #18
More than one week into the STS-94 mission, the seven crewmembers aboard Columbia are continuing their around-the-clock science investigations in the Spacelab module, focusing on how various materials and liquids change and behave in a microgravity environment.
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 07.11.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 17s
Now entering day 11 of the Microgravity Science Laboratory mission, crew members and science teams are reporting steady growth of good returns with their investigations.
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 07.09.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #17
A brisk pace of scientific investigation is continuing on board Columbia as the STS-94 mission enters the second half of its planned 16-day stay on orbit.
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 07.10.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 16s
The study of fire dominated the Microgravity Science Laboratory -1 investigations in Columbia’s Spacelab, today.
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 07.09.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #16
As shuttle mission STS-94 nears the halfway point, Columbia continues to orbit the Earth in excellent condition, providing a stable and reliable platform for more than 30 separate scientific investigations.
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 07.10.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 15s
The crew of the Microgravity Science Laboratory mission and science teams on the ground worked steadily through the night, continuing to conduct fundamental scientific research in the areas of combustion science, fluid physics, materials science and biotechnology.
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 07.08.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #15
The Space Shuttle Columbia continues to orbit the Earth in excellent condition, providing a stable and reliable platform for more than 30 separate scientific investigations being conducted on board.
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 07.09.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 14s
“Great Balls of Fire” are just what Columbia’s science crew saw today in an experiment to study the simplest form of combustion.
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 07.08.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #14
With more than 40 percent of their mission completed, Columbia’s seven astronauts are continuing around-the-clock science investigations in the Spacelab module, focusing on how various materials and liquids change and behave in weightlessness.
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 07.09.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 13s
Aboard Spacelab last night, Payload Commander Dr. Janice Voss ignited the first flames of the flame ball experiment. The purpose of the investigation is to determine if stationary spherical flame structures can exist.
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 07.07.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #13
Columbia’s seven astronauts continued their steady support of science investigations in the Spacelab module, focusing on how various materials and liquids change and behave in the weightless environment of space.
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 07.08.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 12s
Crew members aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia were busy today, conducting more combustion, materials and fluid science experiments as the Microgravity Science Laboratory Mission approached its mid-point.
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 07.07.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #12
Six days into their flight, the STS-94 astronauts aboard Columbia continue their around-the-clock scientific effort to examine how various materials and liquids change and behave in the weightless environment of space.
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 07.08.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 11s
As the Microgravity Science Laboratory mission approaches the half-way mark of its planned 16-day flight, researchers are reporting overall good results so far, and one of the combustion science research teams, which completed its experiment last night, says the information it gathered on this mission is even better than hoped for.
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 07.06.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #11
Columbia’s crew continues its around-the-clock scientific investigations, studying the behavior of flames and the growth of plant structures in microgravity.
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 07.07.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 10s
The Microgravity Science Laboratory -1 crew aboard Columbia and science teams on the ground kept up a solid pace of experiment activities today.
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 07.06.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #10
Science operations aboard Columbia continue to go smoothly as the STS-94 crew continue their around-the-clock work with the Microgravity Science Laboratory experiments.
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 07.07.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 09s
After short breaks in their busy schedules, crew members of the Microgravity Science Laboratory mission are back to business, working around the clock to fulfill the objective of their mission -- fundamental scientific research in space.
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 07.05.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report #9
Columbia’s astronauts ignited flames and fluid droplets and talked with the Mir Space Station today as this Microgravity Science Laboratory mission entered its fifth day on orbit.
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 06.23.96 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report # 8
Almost 100 hours into their flight, Columbia’s astronauts continue their around-the-clock science efforts while a Russian resupply vehicle is making its way towards the Mir space station.
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 07.06.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 08s
The Microgravity Science Laboratory mission is paying off for crew members and science teams which have spent years preparing for their mission on the Space Shuttle and this opportunity to conduct fundamental scientific research in space.
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 07.05.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 7s
As America celebrated the country’s birthday, the crew of Microgravity Science Laboratory -1 mission set off its own special fireworks.
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 07.04.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report # 7
Columbia’s astronauts issued a special greeting today, wishing the United States a happy birthday on this July 4th holiday as they orbited 185 miles over the surface of the Earth.
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 07.04.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 7s
Researchers at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., continued during the past 24 hours with the scientific investigations to study metallic crystal formation and the properties of materials for future electronics -- even as Space Shuttle Columbia’s crew successfully retrieved the Spartan satellite.
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 07.04.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report # 6
Having settled into a comfortable pace in their on orbit home, Columbia’s astronauts are continuing their around-the-clock efforts with the experiments being flown as part of the Microgravity Science Laboratory payload.
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 07.03.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 5s
Aboard Space Shuttle Columbia this morning Mission Specialist Dr. Donald Thomas transferred the plant growth experiment from the Shuttle’s middeck to the EXPRESS Rack, a facility designed for quick and easy installation of hardware and experiments on Space Station.
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 07.03.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report # 5
Science activities continue at a brisk pace aboard Columbia as the crew supports more than 30 investigations focusing on plant and crystal growth and the behavior of flame in a microgravity environment.
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 07.03.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 4s
Overnight, the crew of the Microgravity Science Laboratory aboard Space Shuttle Columbia activated the final experiment facility and began additional experiments, among the more than 30 investigations to be conducted during the 16-day mission.
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 07.03.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report # 4
Experiments and activities associated with the Microgravity Science Laboratory payload being carried aboard Columbia are in full swing as the STS-94 crew continue its around-the-clock science investigations.
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 07.02.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 3s
Friday was a day of “spectacular” science for the Fourth United States Microgravity Payload aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, as the calibration of one experiment produced the most precise measurement of temperature ever recorded in space, and another experiment produced some surprising results.
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 07.02.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report # 3
The three blue team astronauts, Payload Commander Janice Voss, Mission Specialist Mike Gernhardt and Payload Specialist Roger Crouch, are studying the behavior of flame balls and soot as the Microgravity Science Laboratory mission is in its first full day on orbit.
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 07.02.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 2s
Overnight, Columbia’s crew continued to transform the Spacelab into an operational, sophisticated multi-use research laboratory by activating Microgravity Science Laboratory Mission - 1’s experiment facilities.
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 07.02.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report # 2
The red team of STS-94, Commander Jim Halsell and Pilot Susan Still along with Mission Specialist Don Thomas and Payload Specialist Greg Linteris have been busy continuing the payload activation process begun by their blue team counterparts as the research efforts of the Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL-1) mission get into full swing.
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 07.01.97 - STS-94 Mission Science Report # 1s
The Microgravity Science Laboratory Mission - 1, bridging the gap between today’s Spacelab and tomorrow’s International Space Station, is under way after a smooth launch at 1:02 p.m. CDT today.
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 07.01.97 - STS-94 Mission Control Center Status Report # 1
The Shuttle Columbia, carrying seven astronauts, blasted off from Launch Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center to return to orbit to complete a microgravity science mission cut short in April by a fuel cell problem.
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