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June 6, 1999
 
STATUS REPORT : S-19990606-2
 
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
 
 
3:14 AM EDT

MISSION: STS-96 -- 2nd U.S. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION FLIGHT - SPACEHAB DOUBLE MODULE
Landing Day

VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
LOCATION: KSC Shuttle Landing Facility
OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 27, 1999 at 6:50 a.m. EDT
OFFICIAL KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: June 6, 1999 at 2:03 a.m. EDT
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 19 hours and 13 minutes
CREW: Rominger, Husband, Ochoa, Jernigan, Barry, Payette, Tokarev
ADDITIONAL PAYLOADS: ICC, STARSHINE, SVF AND IVHM
NOTE: Space Shuttle Discovery and the STS-96 flight crew made a safe and successful landing on KSC runway 15. This marks the 11th night landing in Shuttle history and the 18th consecutive landing at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility.

MET EDT
MAIN GEAR TOUCHDOWN 9:19:13:01 2:02:43 a.m.
NOSE GEAR TOUCHDOWN 9:19:13:16 2:02:58 a.m.
WHEELS STOP 9:19:13:57 2:03:39 a.m.

Following routine safing of the vehicle and preliminary inspections, Discovery will be towed to Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1. Inspections of the orbiter will follow in the OPF along with routine post flight deservicing of the orbiter's main propulsion system, hydraulic power system and other major systems. Discovery's next flight is on mission STS-103 slated for October 14.

 

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