Home > Space Shuttle > STS-129: Atlantis Successfully Launches

STS-129: Atlantis Successfully Launches

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 03:07:21 PM GMT+0530

The six crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis began the second day of their mission Tuesday at 4:28 a.m. EST. Activities for the STS-129 crew include surveying the shuttle’s thermal protection system, checking out spacesuits and grappling the Express Logistics Carrier 1. The crew also will install the centerline camera, extend the Orbiter Docking System ring and checkout rendezvous tools in preparation for docking to the International Space Station on Wednesday.

    Launch of space shuttle Atlantis
    Image above: Space shuttle Atlantis with its crew of six astronauts lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit:Jim Grossman
    › High-res image

    › Meet the STS-129 Crew

    Atlantis Travels to International Space Station
    The STS-129 mission is commanded by Charles O. Hobaugh and piloted by Barry E. Wilmore. Mission Specialists are Robert L. Satcher Jr., Mike Foreman, Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik are making their first trip to space.

    Atlantis and its crew are delivering two control moment gyroscopes, equipment and EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 1 and 2 to the International Space Station. The mission will feature three spacewalks.

    The mission also will return station crew member Nicole Stott to Earth and is slated to be the final space shuttle crew rotation flight.

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: