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 06.05.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #20
During their final full day in orbit, Discovery's astronauts released a small student satellite high over the Indian Ocean and prepared for a Sunday morning landing at the Kennedy Space Center.
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 06.04.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #19
Discovery's crew was awakened this afternoon to begin readying its spaceship for the return trip home early Sunday morning. But before that, the crew has one last mission objective to complete: The deploy of a small educational satellite at 2:21 a.m. Saturday.
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 06.04.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #18
After leaving the International Space Station behind, Discovery's astronauts were rewarded with several hours of scheduled off-duty time in recognition of their ambitious pace of activities over the past several days.
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 06.03.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #17
Discovery departed the International Space Station at 5:39 p.m. Central today as the two spacecraft flew 245 miles above northwest Mongolia, leaving the new outpost stocked with more than two tons of supplies and equipment for future crews.
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 06.03.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #16
Discovery's astronauts closed the hatches leading into the International Space Station early this morning and boosted the station into a higher orbit to set the stage for a planned arrival of the Russian-built Zvezda Service Module later this year.
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 06.02.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #15
Discovery's astronauts will finish their work inside the International Space Station tonight and are scheduled to have all the hatches closed by about 4 a.m. Thursday.
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 06.02.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #14
Discovery's seven astronauts have successfully transferred almost two tons of material and equipment to the International Space Station to be used by the first residents of the outpost when they arrive next year.
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 06.01.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #13
Discovery's crew awakened this afternoon to the classical music selection "Exultate Jubilate" by Mozart. The selection is a favorite of Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette.
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 06.01.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #12
Discovery's crew headed for its sleep period this morning, reporting significant progress in the transfer of equipment and supplies to the International Space Station after finishing up the planned refurbishment of a battery system in one of the station's modules.
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 05.31.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #11
Discovery's crew of seven awoke to the country and western tune "Amarillo by Morning" to begin flight day six on orbit. The George Strait version was played in honor of Pilot Rick Husband, who is from Amarillo, Texas.
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 05.31.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #10
For the first time in six months, astronauts entered the International Space Station delivering supplies and preparing the outpost to receive its first resident crew, scheduled to arrive in early 2000.
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 05.30.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report #9
Discovery's astronauts are preparing to enter the International Space Station for the first time in six months following a rousing wakeup call from Mission Control in honor of Memorial Day.
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 05.30.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report # 8
STS-96 Astronauts Tammy Jernigan and Dan Barry completed the second longest space walk in shuttle history at 5:51 a.m. Central time Sunday, accomplishing all of the objectives mapped out for their excursion as well as a couple of unscheduled activities.
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 05.29.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report # 7
At 4:50 this afternoon, the crew of Discovery awoke to the sound of the Space Center Intermediate Band playing familiar themes from "Star Wars."
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 05.29.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report # 6
Having completed the first space shuttle docking with the International Space Station late last night, Discovery's astronauts will go to sleep at 8:50 a.m. Central time to rest up for a space walk late tonight to install a pair of cranes and other gear to the exterior of the orbital complex.
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 05.29.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report # 5
Discovery's astronauts executed the first-ever docking with the International Space Station late Friday night, easing the shuttle to a textbook linkup with the new orbital facility at 11:24pm Central time as the two craft flew over the Russian-Kazakh border.
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 05.28.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report # 4
Discovery's astronauts were awakened at 4:20 p.m. Central today by Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone," played in honor of Commander Kent Rominger, an alumnus of the Naval Fighter Weapons School of "Top Gun" movie fame.
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 05.28.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report # 3
Discovery's international crew spent a busy day in orbit preparing for the major events ahead, a first time docking with the International Space Station late tonight and a spacewalk late Saturday night.
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 05.27.98 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report # 2
The crew of STS-96 was awakened just before 7 p.m. by the Beach Boys' version of "California Dreamin,'" played for Mission Specialist Tammy Jernigan.
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 05.27.99 - STS-96 Mission Control Center Status Report # 1
Discovery and its multi-national crew of seven astronauts blasted off this morning from the Kennedy Space Center, lighting up the early morning skies as they sped to orbit on the first shuttle mission of the year for the first shuttle docking to the International Space Station.
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