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STS115-S-024 (9 Sept. 2006) --- Framed here by Florida foliage, the Space Shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew launch at 11:15 a.m. (EDT) to begin the two-day journey to the International Space Station on the STS-115 mission. Atlantis is slated to dock with the station on Monday Sept. 11, 2006. During the 11-day mission, the STS-115 crew of six will resume construction of the station. The shuttle and station crews will work with ground teams to install a girder-like structure, known as the P3/P4 truss aboard the station. The 35,000-pound piece includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics. The arrays eventually will double the station's power capability.
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STS115-S-032 (9 Sept. 2006) --- The Space Shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew launch at 11:15 a.m. (EDT) to begin the two-day journey to the International Space Station on the STS-115 mission. Atlantis is slated to dock with the station on Monday Sept. 11, 2006. During the 11-day mission, the STS-115 crew of six will resume construction of the station. The shuttle and station crews will work with ground teams to install a girder-like structure, known as the P3/P4 truss aboard the station. The 35,000-pound piece includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics. The arrays eventually will double the station's power capability.
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STS115-S-037 (9 Sept. 2006) --- The Space Shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew launch at 11:15 a.m. (EDT) to begin the two-day journey to the International Space Station on the STS-115 mission. Atlantis is slated to dock with the station on Monday Sept. 11, 2006. During the 11-day mission, the STS-115 crew of six will resume construction of the station. The shuttle and station crews will work with ground teams to install a girder-like structure, known as the P3/P4 truss aboard the station. The 35,000-pound piece includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics. The arrays eventually will double the station's power capability.
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STS115-S-040 (9 Sept. 2006) --- The Space Shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew launch at 11:15 a.m. (EDT) to begin the two-day journey to the International Space Station on the STS-115 mission. Atlantis is slated to dock with the station on Monday Sept. 11, 2006. During the 11-day mission, the STS-115 crew of six will resume construction of the station. The shuttle and station crews will work with ground teams to install a girder-like structure, known as the P3/P4 truss aboard the station. The 35,000-pound piece includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics. The arrays eventually will double the station's power capability.
The STS-115 external tank falls away from the Space Shuttle Atlantis+ View High-res
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S115-E-05001 (9 Sept. 2006) --- Backdropped against a blanket of gray clouds, the STS-115 external tank falls away from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. A crew member onboard the shuttle recorded the image with a digital still camera. Mission managers and flight controllers on the ground are studying the handheld pictures along with another group of ET separation photos recorded by automatic cameras in the umbilical well.
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S115-E-05004 (9 Sept. 2006) --- Backdropped against a blanket of gray clouds, the STS-115 external tank falls away from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. A crew member onboard the shuttle recorded the image with a digital still camera. Mission managers and flight controllers on the ground are studying the handheld pictures along with another group of ET separation photos recorded by automatic cameras in the umbilical well.
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S115-E-05035 (9 Sept. 2006) --- This view of the STS-115 external tank,moments after its jettison, was taken from a camera inside the umbilical well.
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S115-E-05037 (9 Sept. 2006) --- This view of the STS-115 external tank,moments after its jettison, was taken from a camera inside the umbilical well.
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S115-E-05039 (9 Sept. 2006) --- This view of the STS-115 external tank,moments after its jettison, was taken from a camera inside the umbilical well.