Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
May 24, 1997
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
11:59 AM EDT
KSC Public Affairs Contact: Joel Wells (fax 407-867-2692)
MISSION: STS-84 -- 6th MIR DOCKING & SPACEHAB DM
LOCATION: KSC Shuttle Landing Facility
OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 15 at 4:07:48 a.m. EDT
OFFICIAL MIR DOCKING TIME: May 16 at 10:33 p.m.
OFFICIAL UNDOCKING TIME: May 21 at 9:04 p.m.
OFFICIAL LANDING DATE/TIME: May 24 at 9:28 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 5 hours, 20 minutes
NOTE: The Space Shuttle Atlantis landed safely today at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility on Runway 33 at 9:28 a.m. Mission managers gave Atlantis' Commander Charles Precourt the go ahead for deorbit burn about 90 minutes earlier after having waved off the first KSC landing opportunity due to low clouds. Atlantis traveled 3.6 million miles during its mission that lasted 9 days and 5 hours. Landing occurred on orbit 144. After KSC ground crews complete safing activities and Spacehab personnel complete their postflight activities, Atlantis will be transported to Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3.
The crew of STS-84 are: Commander Charles Precourt, Pilot Eileen Collins and Mission Specialists Jean-Francois Clervoy, Carlos Noriega, Edward Lu, Elena Kondakova, Michael Foale (up) and Jerry Linenger (down).
MISSION ELAPSED TIMES AND LANDING TIMES
MAIN GEAR TOUCHDOWN 9:05:19:56 9:27:44 a.m.
NOSE GEAR TOUCHDOWN 9:05:20:04 9:27:52 a.m.
WHEELS STOP 9:05:20:47 9:28:35 a.m.
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