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  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #23

    09.20.06 - Managers today cleared the Space Shuttle Atlantis for a return to Earth on Thursday following a day of inspections of the spacecraft's exterior.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #22

    09.20.06 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis crew began another survey of the spacecraft's heat shield late Tuesday after mission managers decided the orbiter would spend another day in space.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #21

    09.19.06 - Space Shuttle managers today decided to extend Atlantis' stay in space to allow for additional inspections of the spacecraft to be performed.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #20

    09.19.06 - A space-age conference call linked three orbiting crews early Tuesday. Three people aboard the Soyuz TMA 9 talked with the six Atlantis astronauts and the three-man Expedition 13 crew aboard the International Space Station.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #19

    09.18.06 - The crew of the International Space Station worked through an emergency procedure this morning after an oxygen generation unit apparently overheated.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #18

    09.18.06 - The International Space Station is a busy place these days.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #17

    09.17.06 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis left a space station today markedly different than the one to which it docked less than a week ago.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #16

    09.17.06 - It's undocking day. The Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to begin moving away from the International Space Station at 7:50 a.m. CDT.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #15

    09.16.06 - Astronauts on board Space Shuttle Atlantis today got a much deserved day off having completed three highly successful space walks that put the International Space Station back under construction.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #14

    09.16.06 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis crew gets some well deserved time to relax today.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #13

    09.15.06 - Astronauts Joe Tanner and Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper finished the third and final spacewalk of Atlantis' mission today, powering up a cooling radiator for the new solar arrays unfolded Thursday on the International Space Station.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #12

    09.15.06 - The Atlantis and International Space Station crews today will focus on the third and final spacewalk of the mission.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #11

    09.14.06 - The International Space Station today spread a second set of wings, giant solar panels that eventually will double the power generated aboard the orbiting science outpost.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #10

    09.14.06 - With several busy days including two successful spacewalks behind them, the Atlantis and International Space Station crews were looking forward to deployment of new station solar arrays and preparing for the mission's third spacewalk.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #09

    09.13.06 - The crews of Atlantis and Expedition 13 had a busy fifth day together in space as they brought to life the new addition to the International Space Station they had attached on Tuesday.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #08

    09.13.06 - The Atlantis and Expedition 13 crews are getting ready for the second spacewalk of the STS-115 mission to the International Space Station.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #07

    09.12.06 - It is home improvement time onboard the International Space Station. Assembly of the orbiting space lab officially resumed this morning at 4:17 a.m. CDT.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #06

    09.12.06 - It's installation day on the International Space Station. The Atlantis and Expedition 13 crews will attach the P3/P4 truss and do the first of three spacewalks by shuttle crew members.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #05

    09.11.06 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis crew entered the International Space Station complex this morning at 7:35 a.m. CDT giving a wave and smiles to Mission Control operators on the ground in Houston.

  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #04

    09.11.06 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis crew has begun a busy and exciting day. The shuttle and the International Space Station are scheduled to dock at 5:46 a.m. CDT and begin seven days of joint operations.