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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468

08.22.06
 
STATUS REPORT : S-082206
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
 
 
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Mission: STS-115 - 19th International Space Station Flight (12A) - P3/P4 Truss Segment and Solar Arrays
Vehicle: Atlantis (OV-104)
Location: Launch Pad 39B
Launch Date: Aug. 27, 2006, 4:30 p.m. EDT
Crew: Jett, Ferguson, Tanner, Burbank, MacLean and Stefanyshyn-Piper
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

At Launch Pad 39B, closeout of the orbiter's aft compartments continues, and pressurization of the orbiter's maneuvering system, reaction control system and main propulsion system is under way. Stowage of flight crew equipment in the crew module is ongoing. Payload bay preparations will resume Wednesday. Final closeouts on the solid rocket boosters and the external fuel tank will be completed today.

In Houston, the STS-115 crew is conducting the final ascent simulation today. The crew will arrive at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday.