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SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999

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  • Frits Westra
    Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 13:34:35 -0400 Subject: 6-3-99 statusKENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999 (12:59 PM EDT)MISSION:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3, 1999
      Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 13:34:35 -0400
      Subject: 6-3-99 status

      KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT
      THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999 (12:59 PM EDT)

      MISSION: STS-96 - 2nd U.S. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION FLIGHT
      SPACEHAB DOUBLE MODULE
      Flight Day 8
      VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103
      LOCATION: On orbit
      OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: May 27, 1999 at 6:50 a.m. EDT
      TARGET LANDING DATE/TIME: June 6, 1999 at 2:02 a.m. EDT
      LAUNCH WINDOW: 10 minutes
      ISS DOCKING DATE: May 29, 1999 at 12:24 a.m. EDT
      ISS UNDOCKING DATE: June 3, 1999 at 6:34 p.m. EDT
      MISSION DURATION: 9 days, 20 hours and 40 minutes
      CREW: Rominger, Husband, Ochoa, Jernigan, Barry, Payette, Tokarev
      ADDITIONAL PAYLOADS: ICC, STARSHINE, SVF and IVHM
      ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

      NOTE: Shuttle Discovery is in its final day of docked operations with the
      International Space Station. Equipment transfer activities concluded early
      this morning and efforts to boost the space station's orbital position were
      successfully completed at about 6 a.m. Discovery's systems continue to
      perform very well as the flight crew prepares to undock from the ISS later
      today.

      Solid rocket booster inspections and segment disassembly are in work.
      Removal of the solid rocket motor nozzles is ongoing and nozzle shipment to
      Utah is slated for Monday.

      The preliminary weather forecast for Discovery's KSC landing on Sunday calls
      for scattered clouds at 3,000 feet and 10,000 feet and broken at 20,000
      feet; visibility at 7 miles; winds east north east at 8 knots peaking to 14
      knots; temperature at 75 degrees F; humidity at 91 percent and the
      possibility of showers within 30 nautical miles of the runway. Forecasters
      will monitor the development of a surface low over the Bahamas and its
      impact on landing day weather conditions.
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