Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
March 2, 1995
NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
STS-67 -- ASTRO-2
LAUNCH DAY/FLIGHT DAY 1
LOCATION: en orbit
LAUNCH DATE and TIME: March 2 at 1:38.13 a.m.
KSC LANDING DATE and TIME: March 17 at 3:10 p.m.
MISSION DURATION: 15 days, 13 hours, 32 minutes
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 218 statute miles/28.45 degrees
NOTE: The countdown for launch of Endeavour on mission STS-67 proceeded smoothly this morning with liftoff occurring at 1:38 a.m. EST, about 1 minute and 13 seconds later than the originally targeted liftoff time. The slight delay was due to engineers discussing a potential problem with a heater system on the flash evaporator system. A backup heater was utilized and the countdown proceeded.
Additional information regarding post launch inspections of the pad and solid rocket booster retrieval operations will be available later today.
Mission STS-67 status reports will be issued daily by the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tx.
CREW FOR MISSION STS-67
Commander (CDR): Stephen Oswald (Red Team)
Pilot (PLT): William Gregory (Red Team)
Payload Commander/Mission Specialist (MS3): Tamara Jernigan (Blue Team)
Mission Specialist (MS1): John Grunsfeld (Red Team)
Mission Specialist (MS2): Wendy Lawrence (Blue Team)
Payload Specialist (PS1): Samuel Durrance (Blue Team)
Payload Specialist (PS2): Ronald Parise (Red Team)
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