Last updated 17 Oct Shuttle managers determined more tests and analysis are needed before proceeding with the STS mission. As a result, the launch status meeting planned for Monday, Nov. The Program Requirements Control Board PRCB reviewed on Wednesday repairs and engineering evaluations associated with cracks on two foot-long, U-shaped aluminum brackets, called stringers, on the shuttle's external tank.
Hams Plan DTV Transmissions From International Space Station; Donations Needed
ISS/Space Shuttle Launch Schedule & ARISS/SAREX Info
SE 8 Feb. The addition of Columbus to the orbital outpost is one of the primary tasks of the STS - mission. STS - crew portrait. From the left front row are astronauts Stephen N. Poindexter, pilot. From the left back row are astronauts Leland D. Melvin, Rex J.
Amateur-satellite service Amateur Radio on the International Space Station ARISS - operating in the Amateur-satellite service - is a project sponsored by various entities and carried out by astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station who also have an amateur radio license. Low power radios and small antennas can be used to establish communications. It is also possible to send digital data to the space station via laptop computers hooked up to the same radio and antenna, similar to an email communication, except that it uses radio frequencies instead of telephone or cable connections.
The Shuttle delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin to the station and recovered Increment astronaut Norman Thagard. Atlantis returned to Earth on 7 July with a crew of eight. It was the first of seven straight missions to Mir flown by Atlantis. For the five days the Shuttle was docked to Mir they were the largest spacecraft in orbit at the time.