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  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #29

    06.22.07 - The astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis are getting ready for a second day of landing attempts with a chance to conclude the mission, in Florida or California.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #28

    06.21.07 - The exact times of Friday landing opportunities for the Space Shuttle Atlantis and its crew changed slightly following a brief engine firing that adjusted the spacecraft’s orbit.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #27

    06.21.07 - Poor weather prevented Atlantis’ astronauts from landing today at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #26

    06.21.07 - The astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis are just hours away from an anticipated landing in Florida to conclude a nearly 13-day mission to deliver new electrical generation capacity for expansion of the International Space Station.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #25

    06.20.07 - Space shuttle Atlantis’ astronauts spent – weather permitting – their last full day on orbit today getting their ship ready to return home tomorrow with two landing opportunities available at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 12:55 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #24

    06.20.07 - Seven astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis are preparing themselves and their orbiter for a planned Thursday landing to wrap up the year’s first International Space Station assembly mission.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #23

    06.19.07 - Space shuttle Atlantis wrapped up an eight-day visit to the International Space Station, undocking at 9:42 a.m. today.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #22

    06.19.07 - The astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis woke up this morning with the hatch to the International Space Station closed and only hours left before undocking for the two-day trip back to Earth.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #21

    06.18.07 - Crews aboard the space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station bid farewell to one another and closed the hatches between their spacecraft at 5:51 p.m. today in preparation for the shuttle’s departure Tuesday morning at 9:42 a.m.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #20

    06.18.07 - The astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis got up this morning looking ahead to time off duty and awaiting word on when they’ll undock from the International Space Station.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #19

    06.17.07 - Astronauts Patrick Forrester and Steve Swanson completed the fourth and final spacewalk of Atlantis’ mission at 5:54 p.m. CDT, wrapping up all the tasks planned for the mission and finishing some jobs that will reduce the workload for future spacewalkers.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #18

    06.17.07 - For the fourth time in less than a week, the astronauts on Space Shuttle Atlantis are about to venture outside their spacecraft to press ahead with assembly of the International Space Station.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #17

    06.16.07 - In a continuing improvement of the onboard Russian computer system, all six channels are now operating in the two Russian command-and-control and the guidance-and-navigation computers that stopped operating three days ago.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #15

    06.15.07 - The situation aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station improved greatly today following repair of a protruding thermal blanket, restoring power to problematic Russian navigation computers, and completing retraction of a finicky solar array.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #16

    06.16.07 - A new spaceflight endurance record was set this morning as 10 astronauts and cosmonauts slept on the docked space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #14

    06.15.07 - Astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis are only hours from the week’s third spacewalk out of the International Space Station, a 6½-hour excursion to repair a thermal blanket on the orbiter and assist in folding up a solar array on the station.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #13

    06.14.07 - The space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews inside the station today partially retracted a solar array and prepared for the third spacewalk that will focus on repair of a damaged thermal blanket on the shuttle and assisting “on the scene” with additional retraction of the array.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #12

    06.14.07 - Solar array retraction and spacewalk preparation are the focus of the crews on board space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station today.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #11

    06.13.07 - Just a few launch restraint bolts stand between the International Space Station’s new solar arrays and rotation, following a seven hour and 16 minute spacewalk by Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Steve Swanson.

  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #10

    06.13.07 - A pair of spacewalking astronauts is getting ready for a 6½-hour excursion this afternoon to help retract an old solar array wing and get two new ones ready to go to work.