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Reilly, Dr James Francis II 'JR' (1954-) American geologist mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-89, STS-104, STS-117.

Grew up in Mesquite, Texas, son of an Air Force officer.. Educated Texas-Dallas. Total EVA Time: 1.28 days. Number of EVAs: 5.


NASA Official Biography

NAME: James F. Reilly, II (Ph.D.)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:
Born March 18, 1954, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Considers Mesquite, Texas, to be his hometown. Married to the former Jo Ann Strange, a native of Dallas, Texas. Three children. He enjoys flying, skiing, photography, running, soccer, hunting and fishing. His father, James F. Reilly, resides in Rockwall, Texas. His mother, Billie N. Ruether, resides in Tyler, Texas. Her parents, Robert and Mildred Strange, reside in Dallas, Texas.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from Lake Highlands High School, Dallas Texas, in 1972. Bachelor of science degree in geosciences from University of Texas-Dallas, 1977. Master of science degree in geosciences from University of Texas-Dallas, 1987. Doctorate in geosciences from University of Texas-Dallas, in 1995.

ORGANIZATIONS:
Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

SPECIAL HONORS:
Awarded the Antarctic Service Medal, 1978. US Navy ROTC scholarship, 1972.

EXPERIENCE:
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in 1977, Reilly entered graduate school and was selected to participate as a research scientist specializing in stable isotope geochronology as part of the 1977-1978 scientific expedition to Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica. In 1979, he accepted employment as an exploration geologist with Santa Fe Minerals Inc., in Dallas, Texas. From 1980 to the time he was selected for the astronaut program, Reilly was employed as an oil and gas exploration geologist for Enserch Exploration Inc., in Dallas, Texas, rising to the position of Chief Geologist of the Offshore Region. He has experience in exploration and operation activities in both international and domestic regions, primarily in the deep-water regions of the Gulf of Mexico. Concurrent with his duties as an exploration geologist, he was actively involved in the application of new imaging technology for industrial applications in deep water engineering projects and biological research. As part of this work, Reilly has spent approximately 22 days in deep submergence vehicles operated by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution and the US Navy. Concurrent with his employment with Enserch, Reilly received his Master of Science degree in geosciences in 1987, and has completed his dissertation on the geologic controls on the distribution of chemosynthetic communities in the Gulf of Mexico, receiving his Doctorate in geosciences in 1995.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Selected by NASA in December 1994, Reilly reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995, has completed a year of training and evaluation, and is qualified for flight assignment as a mission specialist. He was initially assigned to work technical issues for the Astronaut Office Computer Support Branch. Reilly is currently assigned as a mission specialist on the crew of STS-89, scheduled for a January 1998 launch on Space Shuttle Discovery. STS-89 is the eighth of nine planned missions to dock the Space Shuttle with Russia's Mir space station.

MARCH 1997

Birth Place: Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
Status: Inactive.


Born: 1954.03.18.
Spaceflights: 3 .
Total time in space: 35.44 days.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • NASA Group 15 - 1995 Requirement: pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights. Nickname: The Flying Escargot. Originally dubbed the 'snails' by the Hogs, because they were supposed to be the class of 1994, but the announcement was delayed a year;. They renamed themselves with the better-sounding French equivalent. More...

Associated Flights
  • Mir NASA-6 Crew: Thomas Andrew. Thomas relieved Wolf as NASA resident on the Mir station. Backup crew: Voss. More...
  • STS-89 Crew: Anderson, Dunbar, Edwards, Reilly, Sharipov, Wilcutt. First Uzbek astronaut. First flight of Block IIA SSME engines. Penultimate Shuttle mission to Mir. More...
  • STS-104 Crew: Gernhardt, Hobaugh, Kavandi, Lindsey, Reilly. ISS Assembly flight. Delivered Quest Airlock. More...
  • STS-117 Crew: Sturckow, Archambault, Forrester, Swanson, Olivas, Reilly. Final major step in assembly of the ISS truss and power-generating solar array segments. The S3/S4 Truss and its solar arrays were delivered and installed. More...

Associated Programs
  • ISS Finally completed in 2010 after a torturous 25-year development and production process, the International Space Station was originally conceived as the staging post for manned exploration of the solar systrem. Instead, it was seemed to be the death knell of manned spaceflight. More...
  • Mir The Mir space station was the last remnant of the once mighty Soviet space programme. It was built to last only five years, and was to have been composed of modules launched by Proton and Buran/Energia launch vehicles. These modules were derived from those originally designed by Chelomei in the 1960's for the Almaz military station programme. As the Soviet Union collapsed Mir stayed in orbit, but the final modules were years late and could only be completed with American financial assistance. Kept flying over a decade beyond its rated life, Mir proved a source of pride to the Russian people and proved the ability of their cosmonauts and engineers to improvise and keep operations going despite all manner of challenges and mishaps. More...

Bibliography
  • NASA Astronaut Biographies, Johnson Space Center, NASA, 1995-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Reilly Chronology


1995 June 9 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 15 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Anderson; Ashby; Bloomfield; Chawla; Curbeam; Edwards; Gorie; Hire; Husband; Kavandi; Kilrain; Lindsey; Lu; Melroy; Noriega; Reilly; Robinson; Sturckow. The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.

    Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 10 pilots and 9 mission specialists, 6 civilians and 13 military officers, chosen from 2,962 applicants, of which 122 screened in June-August 1994. 4 additional international astronauts.


1998 January 23 - . 02:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-89.
  • STS-89 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Wilcutt; Edwards; Reilly; Anderson; Thomas, Andrew; Dunbar; Sharipov. Payload: Endeavour F12 / Spacehab Double Module. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Wilcutt; Edwards; Reilly; Anderson; Thomas, Andrew; Dunbar; Sharipov. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Douglas. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Mir NASA-5; Mir EO-24; STS-89; Mir NASA-6. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 8.82 days. Decay Date: 1998-01-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 25143 . COSPAR: 1998-003A. Apogee: 382 km (237 mi). Perigee: 359 km (223 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.00 min. Penultimate Shuttle mission to Mir. Andy Thomas replaced David Wolf as the resident NASA astronaut. Endeavour docked with the SO module on Mir at 20:14 GMT on January 24, 1998.

    Payloads included:

    • Orbiter middeck: CEBAS (German/US biological module with fish and snails); dinosaur skull (part of a museum educational program)
    • Bay 1: Tunnel Adapter
    • Bay 3: Orbiter Docking System/External Airlock
    • Bay 4-7: Transfer Tunnel
    • Bay 8-12: Spacehab Double Module (payloads included supplies for Mir, X-ray crystallography detector planned for the International Space Station)
    • Bay 13P: Getaway Special GABA carrier with G-141, G-145 (German materials processing experiments)
    • Bay 13S: Getaway Special GABA carrier with G-093 (University of Michigan fluid dynamics experiment), G-432 (Chinese materials processing experiment)

    Despite fits problems with his Sokol emergency spacesuit, Andy Thomas replaced David Wolf as a Mir crew member on January 25. Endeavour undocked from Mir on January 29 at 16:57 GMT and made one flyaround of the station before departing and landing at Kennedy Space Center's runway 15 at 22:35 GMT on January 31.


1998 January 31 - .
2001 July 12 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: The Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off on time this morning at 4:04 a.m. Central from the Kennedy Space Center, FL, and, after a smooth climb to orbit, is now en route to deliver a new doorway to space to the International Space Station later this week.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 12 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. The five-member crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis awoke to its first full day in space at 5:38 p.m. The crew was awakened by the song "Wallace Courts Murron" from the movie "Braveheart." The song, by James Horner, was played for Atlantis Pilot Charlie Hobaugh. The shuttle is en route to the International Space Station to deliver the station's new airlock, Quest, and is scheduled to dock with the station at 9:53 p.m. CDT Friday. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 12 - . 09:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-104.
  • STS-104 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Lindsey; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Gernhardt; Reilly. Payload: Atlantis F24 / Quest. Mass: 117,127 kg (258,220 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lindsey; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Gernhardt; Reilly. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-104. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 12.77 days. Decay Date: 2001-07-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 26862 . COSPAR: 2001-028A. Apogee: 395 km (245 mi). Perigee: 378 km (234 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.30 min. STS-104 was an American ISS Assembly shuttle flight with a crew of five American astronauts and a major space station module, the Quest Airlock. Orbiter OV-104 Atlantis main engine cutoff and external tank separation was at 0913 GMT. Atlantis was then in an orbit of 59 x 235 km x 51.6 deg. The OMS-2 burn at 0942 GMT increased velocity by 29 m/s and raised the orbit to 157 x 235 km x 51.6 deg and another burn at 1240 GMT raised it further to 232 x 305 km. Atlantis docked with the International Space Station at 0308 GMT on July 14. The main payload on STS-104 was the Quest Joint Airlock, built by Boeing/Huntsville. It consisted of an Equipment Lock for storage and the Crew Lock, based on the Shuttle airlock. The 13,872 kg payload consisted of:
    • Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System/External Airlock - 2160 kg including 3 EMU spacesuits
    • Bay 4-5: Spacelab Pallet (Fwd) with O2-1/O2-2 oxygen tanks - 2500 kg
    • Bay 6-7: Spacelab Pallet (Aft) with N2-1/N2-2 nitrogen tanks - 2500 kg
    • Bay 8-12: Station Joint Airlock Adapter beam (6064 kg) with IMAX Cargo Bay Camera (238 kg)
    • Sill: RMS arm - 410 kg
    The Equipment Lock was berthed to the Unity module at one of the large-diameter CBM hatches. STS-104 then installed the Airlock onto the Unity module. In a series of spacewalks the astronauts moved the oxygen and nitrogen tanks onto the airlock exterior.

    The six tonne Airlock consisted of two cylinders of four meters diameter and a total length six meters. The Airlock could be pressurized by the externally-mounted high pressure oxygen-nitrogen tanks, and was to be the sole unit through which all future EVAs were to take place. (Until that point, all EVA entries/exits had been through a Russian module in ISS, with non-Russians having to wear Russian space suits). Another payload was the "EarthKAM" of middle/high school interest. It was to allow pupils to command picture-taking of chosen spots on Earth; they were expected to target 2,000 spots. The shuttle also carried out pulsed exhaust tests during maneuvers to enable better understanding of the formation of HF echoes from the shuttle exhaust. The echoes were obtained by ground based radars in an experiment called SIMPLEX (Shuttle Ionospheric Modification with Pulsed Local EXhaust). The STS-104 crew returned to Atlantis on July 22, and undocked at 0455 GMT. After flying around the station they departed the vicinity at 0615 GMT. Atlantis landed at 0338:55 GMT on July 25, touching down at Kennedy Space Center runway 15.


2001 July 13 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. The crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis was awakened at 3:04 p.m. CDT to the song "God of Wonders" by the group Caedmon's Call. On this, its third day in space, the five-member crew of Atlantis is focusing on a rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station around 9:53 p.m. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 13 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: The crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis spent its first full day in space closing in on the International Space Station and testing the space suits and other equipment that will be used later in the mission to install a new station airlock.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 14 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. The five-member crew of Atlantis will spend today working in concert with the Expedition Two crew aboard the International Space Station to install the station's new airlock - Quest. The installation of that airlock will take place as part of a seven-hour space walk by Mission Specialists Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly, scheduled to begin at 9:09 p.m. Central. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 14 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Atlantis Commander Steve Lindsey smoothly docked the space shuttle with the International Space Station late Friday about 240 statute miles above the northeastern coast of South America. With both spacecraft moving at about 17,500 mph, Lindsey moved Atlantis to the station at a relative speed of about a tenth of a foot per second. Docking occurred at 10:08 p.m. CDT. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 15 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. The International Space Station received a new airlock early Sunday, an addition that will permit spacewalks without a space shuttle docked to the station. The airlock, named Quest, can accommodate either Russian or U.S. spacesuits and brings the mass of the space station to about 130 tons. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 15 - . 03:07 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-104-1 - . Crew: Gernhardt; Reilly. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Reilly. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-104. The astronauts removed thermal covers from the Quest airlock module. Handrails were installed on Quest and the oxygen and nitrogen tanks stored in the Spacelab pallets. The Station SSRMS arm grappled Quest, unberthed it from Atlantis, and docked it to the Unity module. Quest was firmly bolted to Unity's +X CBM at 0740 GMT and the astronauts returned to the airlock just over an hour later.

2001 July 16 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. The shuttle and station crews will spend today continuing to set up and test the newly attached Quest station airlock, troubleshooting a suspected leaky ventilation valve, and preparing for the mission's second and third space walks, planned for Tuesday and Thursday evening. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 16 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: Utilities for the International Space Station's newest addition were hooked up today as the Expedition Two and Atlantis crews prepared the station's new airlock, named Quest, for its first use later in the week.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 17 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. The combined crews of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will focus their efforts tonight on the mission's second spacewalk. During the 5½-hour spacewalk, scheduled to begin around 9:30 p.m., Atlantis Mission Specialists Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly will work with the Expedition Two crew in the installation of two high-pressure gas tanks on the station's new Quest airlock. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 17 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: Shuttle and station crews set aside work on a leaky ventilation valve and pressed forward with activation of the new Quest airlock and a dry run of the steps they'll use for the first space walk using the new station doorway to space.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 18 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: Six arms worked together outside the International Space Station again today to install supply tanks for the new joint airlock, accomplishing a bonus oxygen tank installation during a 6 hour, 29 minute space walk.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 18 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Atlantis and International Space Station crews will continue the activation of the station's new Quest airlock this evening. They also will replace a leaky valve in an Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Assembly in the station's Unity node. That valve, which is now capped, will be replaced by another valve from the U.S. laboratory Destiny. The Destiny valve will not be needed until the station's second node arrives no earlier than November 2003. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 18 - . 03:10 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-104-2 - . Crew: Gernhardt; Reilly. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Reilly. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-104. The astronauts assisted in the installation of the oxygen and nitrogen tanks on the Quest module. The tanks, mounted on the Spacelab pallet, were grappled by the Station's SSRMS arm and moved to Quest one by one. Minor problems with valve configurations and recalcitrant connectors were overcome.

2001 July 19 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. The eight Atlantis and International Space Station crewmembers will start their day with a dry run of a spacewalk from the station's new Quest airlock, completing their testing and activation of the airlock. Atlantis spacewalkers Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly, assisted by Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and Expedition Two Flight Engineer Jim Voss, will simulate spacewalk preparations beginning around 7 p.m. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 19 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station complex successfully replaced a leaky air circulation valve and moved a hatch into position for the first space walk out of the new Quest airlock.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 20 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: The two crews on board the International Space Station today completed checkout and activation of the new Quest airlock and conducted a dry run of the steps they will take before christening the newest station component.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 20 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Atlantis and International Space Station crewmembers will mark the 32nd anniversary of the first human steps on the moon tonight by completing another phase of station construction. Atlantis spacewalkers Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly will float out of the station's new Quest airlock around 11 p.m., completing airlock activation and marking the beginning of independent operations aboard the space station. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 21 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson; Dezhurov; Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. The crews of Atlantis and the International Space Station will bid one another farewell and close the hatches between the vehicles at about 9 p.m. on Saturday. Undocking is scheduled for 11:54 p.m., to be followed by an hour-long fly around of the station by Pilot Charlie Hobaugh. The final separation burn that will move Atlantis away from the station to begin its journey home is scheduled for 1:14 a.m. Sunday. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 21 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: The first space walk to originate from the International Space Station's new airlock, Quest, lasted 4 hours, 2 minutes, and established a higher degree of station independence in its own construction and maintenance.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 21 - . 04:34 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-104-3 - . Crew: Gernhardt; Reilly. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.17 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Reilly. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-104. Summary: The astronauts made the first spacewalk from the Quest module. Nitrogen Tank 3 was transferred from the forward Spacelab pallet to the exterior of Quest. The astronauts then climbed the P6 tower to inspect the solar arrays and the FPP experiment. .

2001 July 22 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: Atlantis crewmembers, Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and Mission Specialists Janet Kavandi, Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly, will spend their day preparing the spacecraft for its return to Earth Monday night.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 22 - .
2001 July 23 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Atlantis Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and Mission Specialists Janet Kavandi, Mike Gernhardt and Jim Reilly were awakened at 3:04 p.m. CDT to begin preparations for a return trip to Earth with a planned landing tonight at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The wakeup song was "Honey, I'm Home" by Shania Twain, played for Kavandi. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 23 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: With the equipment used during the 10th International Space Station assembly mission securely stowed and all systems needed for landing checked out and ready to go, Atlantis' crew went to bed at 7:04 a.m. CDT today.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 24 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. "Hold Back the Rain" by Duran Duran was the wakeup song for Atlantis crewmembers about 2:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday. Houston's Mission Control Center told the astronauts that the weather appears to be excellent for a landing late tonight to wrap up their 13-day mission. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 24 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: Atlantis and its crew of five will spend at least one more day in orbit, after the weather in Florida refused to permit landing Monday night on either of two opportunities to Kennedy Space Center.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 24 - .
  • STS-104 Mission Status Report #27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gernhardt; Helms; Hobaugh; Kavandi; Lindsey; Reilly; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; STS-104. Summary: Atlantis and its crew of five glided to a landing at Kennedy Space Center late Tuesday, ending a 5.3-million-mile mission that saw successful installation of the International Space Station's new airlock Quest.. Additional Details: here....

2001 July 25 - .
2007 June 8 - .
2007 June 8 - . 23:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-117.
  • STS-117 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Sturckow; Archambault; Forrester; Swanson; Olivas; Reilly; Anderson, Clayton. Return Crew: Sturckow; Archambault; Forrester; Swanson; Olivas; Reilly; Williams. Payload: Atlantis F28 / S3, S4. Mass: 122,685 kg (270,474 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Sturckow; Archambault; Forrester; Swanson; Olivas; Reilly; Anderson, Clayton; Williams. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117; ISS EO-15-2. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 13.84 days. Decay Date: 2007-06-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 31600 . COSPAR: 2007-024A. Apogee: 341 km (211 mi). Perigee: 330 km (200 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. The shuttle delivered the S3 and S4 truss segments to the starboard side of the International Space Station. The crew made three spacewalks to install these truss segments, conduct other station reconfiguration and installation work, deploy the solar arrays and prepare them for operation. A fourth spacewalk was added to repair loose re-entry insulation on the shuttle and get-ahead installation work on the outside of the station. The shuttle delivered NASA long-term ISS crew member Clayton Anderson to the station; and returned Suni Williams to earth. At the conclusion of this mission the station finally achieved its full-power, dual-boom configuration first conceived for Space Station Freedom in the 1980's.

2007 June 9 - .
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2007 June 11 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reilly; Olivas; Forrester; Archambault; Kotov. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The International Space Station grew in size and capability today when the S3/S4 Truss became a permanent addition as crewmembers worked inside and outside the complex to complete the final hookups.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 11 - .
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2007 June 12 - . 20:02 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-117-1 - . Crew: Reilly; Olivas. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reilly; Olivas. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. The crew connected power, data and cooling cables between the S1 and S3 trusses; deployed the four solar array blanket boxes on S4; released the photovoltaic radiator on S4; rotated the keel pin on S3; modified the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint; and removed SARJ launch locks.

2007 June 13 - .
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2007 June 14 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Reilly; Olivas; Archambault; Sturckow. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. The space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews inside the station today partially retracted a solar array and prepared for the third spacewalk that will focus on repair of a damaged thermal blanket on the shuttle and assisting “on the scene” with additional retraction of the array. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 15 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reilly; Olivas; Swanson; Forrester; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. The situation aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station improved greatly today following repair of a protruding thermal blanket, restoring power to problematic Russian navigation computers, and completing retraction of a finicky solar array. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 15 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reilly; Swanson; Olivas. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: Astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis are only hours from the week’s third spacewalk out of the International Space Station, a 6½-hour excursion to repair a thermal blanket on the orbiter and assist in folding up a solar array on the station.. Additional Details: here....

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  • EVA STS-117-3 - . Crew: Reilly; Olivas. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.33 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reilly; Olivas. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Olivas spent the first two hours stapling down loose re-entry thermal insulation on Atlantis’ orbital maneuvering system pod. Reilly meanwhile installed the hydrogen vent valve of a new oxygen generation system on the Destiny laboratory. They then worked together on the wearisome task of folding an old solar array on the station in preparation for its move to another location on the station later in the year.

2007 June 17 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reilly; Swanson; Forrester; Kotov. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: For the fourth time in less than a week, the astronauts on Space Shuttle Atlantis are about to venture outside their spacecraft to press ahead with assembly of the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

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