Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Jan. 31, 1998
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
6:35 PM EST
KSC Public Affairs Contact: Joel Wells (fax 407-867-2692)
MISSION: STS-89 -- 8TH MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM
LOCATION: Shuttle Landing Facility
KSC OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Jan. 22, 1998 at 9:48:15 p.m. EST
OFFICIAL MIR DOCKING DATE/TIME: Jan. 24 at 3:14 p.m.
OFFICIAL MIR UNDOCKING DATE/TIME: Jan. 29 at 11:56 a.m.
KSC OFFICIAL LANDING DATE/TIME: Jan. 31, 1998 at 5:35 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 8 days, 19 hours, 48 minutes
CREW: Wilcutt, Edwards, Dunbar, Anderson, Reilly, Sharipov, Thomas (up), Wolf (down)
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 160 nautical miles/51.6 degrees
NOTE: Space Shuttle Endeavour landed today on KSC’s runway 15 at 5:35 p.m., successfully ending 9 days of Mir transfer and on-orbit science activities. With excellent weather conditions at KSC, flight controllers decided to bring the seven-member flight crew home on the first of two landing opportunities.
Today’s landing marked the 42nd KSC landing in Shuttle history and the 13th consecutive landing in Florida. The orbiter landed on orbit 139 having traveled 3.6 million statute miles. The STS-89 crew will spend the night at KSC and depart for Houston tomorrow. Endeavour is scheduled to be towed to OPF bay 3 after midnight tonight, following routine safing and SPACEHAB destow activities.
MAIN GEAR TOUCHDOWN 8:19:46:54 5:35:09 p.m.
NOSE GEAR TOUCHDOWN 8:19:47:06 5:55:21 p.m.
WHEELS STOP 8:19:48:04 5:56:19 p.m.
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