Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
July 22, 1995
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
STS-70 -- TDRS-G
Flight Day 10/Landing Day
LOCATION: Shuttle Landing Facility
LAUNCH DATE/TIME: July 13 at 9:41 a.m. EDT
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: July 23 at 8:02 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes
Mission managers gave the crew of Discovery the go for deorbit burn at about 6:50 a.m. to permit a landing at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility today. Landing occurred at 8:02 a.m. on runway 33, concluding its 9 day mission which featured the deployment of a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite. Discovery had been scheduled to land yesterday at KSC but was waved-off due to low clouds and fog.
At about 11:30 a.m. today, Discovery will be towed to Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 where post-flight deservicing will begin. Later, preparations will be made for Discovery to be ferried to Palmdale, Calif., where it will spend about 9 months undergoing standard refurbishment and modifications to support future flights to the international Space Station. Discovery is scheduled to be delivered to the Rockwell facility in Palmdale around the first of October and returned to KSC in July 1996. Discovery’s next flight is not scheduled to occur until early 1997, the second mission to re-visit the Hubble Space Telescope.
The crew for mission STS-70 are: Commander Tom Henricks, Pilot Kevin Kregel, and Mission Specialists Donald Thomas, Nancy Currie and Mary Ellen Weber.
STS-70 DISCOVERY LANDING STATISTICS
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1995
LANDED AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ON RUNWAY 33
UNOFFICIAL MISSION ELAPSED AND LANDING TIMES
MAIN GEAR TOUCHDOWN 8:22:20:05 8:02:00 A.M.
NOSE GEAR TOUCHDOWN 8:22:20:16 8:02:11 A.M.
WHEELS STOP 8:22:21:02 8:02:57 A.M.
STS-70 TRAVELED - 3.7 MILLION STATUTE MILES
LANDED ON ORBIT 143
24th KSC Landing
70th Space Shuttle mission
*Landing was waved off yesterday due to fog and low visibility weather conditions in Florida. Today, flight controllers waved off the first opportunity to land in Florida and opted for better weather on the final option.
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