Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
May 15, 1997
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
9:49 AM EDT
KSC Public Affairs Contact: Joel Wells (fax 407-867-2692)
MISSION: STS-84 -- 6th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM
LOCATION: On orbit
OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 15 at 4:07:48 a.m. EDT
DOCKING WITH MIR: May 16 at about 10:34 p.m.
UNDOCKING: May 21 at about 9:05 p.m.
TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: May 24 at 7:53 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 3 hours, 45 minutes
CREW: Precourt, Collins, Foale, Noriega, Lu, Clervoy, Kondakova
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: The countdown for launch of Atlantis on mission STS-84 proceeded smoothly and launch occurred on time.
Atlantis is scheduled to remain on orbit for 9 days and land back at KSC on May 24 at about 7:53 a.m. Returning with Atlantis will be Jerry Linenger, who has been aboard the Russian space station Mir since mid-January.
The solid rocket booster retrieval ships began recovery operations at about 6 a.m. today and are expected to return to Hangar AF with boosters in tow tomorrow afternoon.
The crew of STS-84 are: Commander Charles Precourt, Pilot Eileen Collins and Mission Specialists Jean-Francois Clervoy, Carlos Noriega, Edward Lu, Elena Kondakova, Michael Foale (up) and Jerry Linenger (down).
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