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The STS-115 Crew is Ready to Fly
08.24.06
 
STS-115 crew members at the Shuttle Landing Facility
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The crew of mission STS-115 arrives at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to prepare for launch on Aug. 27 to the International Space Station. They have paused to talk to the media before heading to crew quarters in the Operations and Checkout Building. From left are Mission Specialists Steven MacLean, Joseph Tanner and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Commander Brent Jett, Pilot Christopher Ferguson and Mission Specialist Daniel Burbank. MacLean represents the Canadian Space Agency.

Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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A NASA T-38 jet carrying two STS-115 crew members arrives at Kennedy Space Center Image right: One of three T-38 jet aircraft with STS-115 crew members aboard lands at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. The crew is arriving to prepare for launch on Aug. 27 to the International Space Station. The mission will deliver and install the 17-and-a-half-ton P3/P4 truss segment to the port side of the integrated truss system on the orbital outpost. The truss includes a new set of photovoltaic solar arrays.

Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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