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ISS EO-15-1


NASA long-term third ISS astronaut residence mission. Crew: Anderson Clayton. Record duration female mission. Williams replaced Reiter as third long-duration crew member aboard the station. Backup crew: Chamitoff.

Williams arrived aboard the ISS on STS-116 and stayed behind, joining the EO-14 crew, replacing ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter as the third long-duration crew member aboard the station.

First Launch: 2007.06.08.
Last Launch: 2007.11.07.
Duration: 151.77 days.

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Associated People
  • Anderson, Clayton Anderson, Clayton Conrad (1959-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EO-15-1, STS-131. More...
  • Williams Williams, Sunita Lyn 'Suni' (1965-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EO-14-1. US Navy test pilot. Grew up in Needham, Massachusetts. More...

See also
Associated Flights
  • STS-116 Crew: Polansky, Oefelein, Curbeam, Patrick, Fuglesang, Higginbotham. First Swedish astronaut. Most demanding ISS assembly mission to date. Completed installation of the P5 truss, retracted the recalcitrant port P6 solar array wing, and activated the truss electrical and cooling system. 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...

ISS EO-15-1 Chronology


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2007 January 5 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. New gear helped the astronauts on the International Space Station kick off a new year as they prepared a second oxygen-generating system, upgraded soundproofing in the living quarters and unpacked supplies delivered just before Christmas by the space shuttle. Additional Details: here....

2007 January 12 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. After a three-day holiday to celebrate the Russian Orthodox Christmas, astronauts on the International Space Station spent the week packing trash into the ISS Progress 22 cargo craft and unpacking items delivered by ISS Progress 23 as they prepared for the arrival of new supplies. Additional Details: here....

2007 January 17 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: A shipment of supplies began its journey to the International Space Station today as the ISS Progress 24 cargo ship was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.. Additional Details: here....

2007 January 18 - . 02:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. LV Configuration: Soyuz-U Zh15000-107 / ISS-24P.
  • Progress M-59 - . Payload: Progress M s/n 359. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Spacecraft: Progress M. Decay Date: 2007-08-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 29714 . COSPAR: 2007-002A. Apogee: 351 km (218 mi). Perigee: 321 km (199 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.30 min. Summary: Progress docked to the Pirs port of the ISS at 01:59 GMT on 20 January. The cargo craft brought up 780 kg of propellant for the Russian thrusters, 50 kg of oxygen and 1500 kg of spare parts, experiment hardware and life support components..

2007 January 19 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: New supplies arrived at the International Space Station Friday night as an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment.. Additional Details: here....

2007 January 26 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: The crew aboard the International Space Station focused this week on preparing for an unprecedented series of spacewalks set to begin in a few days.. Additional Details: here....

2007 January 31 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Two residents of the International Space Station stepped outside their orbital home Wednesday for a 7-hour, 55-minute spacewalk to begin the connection of recently activated cooling systems from their temporary to their permanent locations and to conduct other station assembly work. Additional Details: here....

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2007 February 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: For the second time in four days, two residents of the International Space Station stepped outside for a spacewalk to complete connecting cooling loops from a temporary to a permanent system. This time the excursion lasted just over seven hours.. Additional Details: here....

2007 February 4 - . 13:38 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-14-3 - . Crew: Lopez-Alegria; Williams. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lopez-Alegria; Williams. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. The crew exited from the Quest airlock. They completed reconfiguration of the ammonia cooling system, retracted the aft radiator on the P6 truss, and began installation of cables that allowed a docked Shuttle to get electrical power from the ISS solar arrays.

2007 February 8 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: With all scheduled tasks accomplished, International Space Station Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Sunita Williams wound up a 6-hour, 40-minute spacewalk at 2:06 p.m. CST Thursday.. Additional Details: here....

2007 February 8 - . 13:26 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-14-4 - . Crew: Lopez-Alegria; Williams. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lopez-Alegria; Williams. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. The crew exited from the Quest airlock. They moved CETA carts to the P3 truss, and removed two large thermal covers, which were bagged and jettisoned. They then deployed cargo attachment adapters on P3. This was followed by work to prepare the P5 truss later connection to P6. They then went to the PMA-2 docking port at the Destiny module to complete installation of cables that allowed a docked Shuttle to get electrical power from the ISS solar arrays.

2007 February 12 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. An unexpected circuit breaker trip early Sunday caused a power outage on the International Space Station, but the safety of the Expedition 14 crew and the complex was never an issue. All systems were back up by Monday morning with no impact to operations on board. Additional Details: here....

2007 February 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Following Sunday’s unexpected circuit breaker trip and subsequent reset and repowering of affected equipment, the International Space Station had no further incidents. The Expedition 14 crew continued to focus on preparation for its final planned spacewalk ahead of Space Shuttle Atlantis’ arrival in March. Additional Details: here....

2007 February 22 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin retracted a stuck antenna on a cargo spacecraft during a 6-hour, 18-minute spacewalk that ended at 10:45 a.m. CST Thursday.. Additional Details: here....

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  • International Space Station Status Report #07-13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1. Science and setup for assembly highlighted the week on board the International Space Station, where the Expedition 14 crew members performed experiments related to human adaptation to space and made preparations for upcoming additions to the orbiting outpost. Additional Details: here....

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  • International Space Station Status Report #07-20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria; Simonyi; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1; ISS EO-15; ISS EP-12. Two Expedition 15 cosmonauts spent much of the week in handover activities with their Expedition 14 predecessors. Their new crewmate, Sunita Williams who has been aboard the International Space Station for more than three months, also is helping them learn the ropes. Additional Details: here....

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  • International Space Station Status Report #07-22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tyurin; Williams; Lopez-Alegria; Simonyi; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-14; ISS EO-15-1; ISS EO-15; ISS EP-12. Summary: The 14th crew of the International Space Station, Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, along with spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of Kazakhstan at 7:31 a.m. CDT Saturday.. Additional Details: here....

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  • International Space Station Status Report #07-24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: Marking the second week working together, the Expedition 15 crew wrapped up various maintenance tasks, science experiments and preparations for the May 15 arrival of the Progress 25 supply ship.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 11 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: A new cargo freighter launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 10:25 p.m. CDT Friday with more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water and other supplies and equipment aboard.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 12 - . 03:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. LV Configuration: Soyuz-U Ts15000-104 / ISS-25P.
  • Progress M-60 - . Payload: Progress M s/n 360. Mass: 7,280 kg (16,040 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Williams; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 136.65 days. Decay Date: 2007-09-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 31393 . COSPAR: 2007-017A. Apogee: 341 km (211 mi). Perigee: 330 km (200 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. Space station resupply spacecraft which docked with the Zvezda port of the International Space Station at 05:10 GMT on 15 May. It undocked on 19 September was conducted plasma depletion experiments before being deorbited over the Pacific at 19:01 GMT on 25 September..

2007 May 15 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: A spacecraft automatically docked to the International Space Station early Tuesday, delivering 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the residents on board.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: The Expedition 15 crew this week unpacked supplies and began preparing for the arrival of the next visiting spacecraft and two spacewalks at the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-28 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Anderson, Clayton; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; ISS EO-15-2. Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov prepared this week for two spacewalks while Flight Engineer Suni Williams prepared for her return to Earth. In preparation for her successor's arrival, Williams' downlinked a 10-minute video tour for Clayton Anderson, who will travel to the station on the upcoming space shuttle flight. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 29 - .
  • Soyuz docking port swap on International Space Station. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: Progress M-58 undocked from the Zvezda module on 27 March. The EO-14 crew boarded Soyuz TMA-9 on 29 March, undocked from the Zarya port at 22:30 GMT, and redocked at the Zvezda port at 22:54. This freed the Zarya port for the pending Soyuz TMA-10 launch..

2007 May 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-29 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: Two International Space Station cosmonauts stepped outside Wednesday for a 5-hour, 25-minute spacewalk, installing Service Module Debris Protection panels and rerouting a Global Positioning System antenna cable.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 30 - . 19:05 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-15-1 - . Crew: Yurchikhin; Kotov. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.23 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Yurchikhin; Kotov. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. The spacewalk was made from the Pirs module. The crew attached an extension to the Strela-2 boom, then used it to assist in moving 17 debris panels from PMA-3 to the Zvezda module. After some cabling work to prepare the Zvezda module for future docking operations with the European ATV cargo resupply spacecraft, the crew installed five of the debris shields around the forward exterior of Zvezda. The aluminum shields, designed to protect the Russian segment from space junk, were typically around 60 cm x 1 m each with a thickness of 25 mm and a mass of 8 kg.

2007 June 1 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-30 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: The Expedition 15 crew completed the first of three planned spacewalks this week and prepared for the upcoming arrival of space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 6 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-31 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Sturckow; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The Expedition 15 crew completed the second spacewalk in eight days and continued preparations for space shuttle Atlantis' arrival at the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

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  • EVA ISS EO-15-2 - . Crew: Yurchikhin; Kotov. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.23 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Yurchikhin; Kotov. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Exiting from the Pirs airlock, the cosmonauts first installed the Biorisk microorganism experiment on the outside of the station. They laid some ethernet cable on the exterior of the Zarya module that completed work to allow the Russian segment to be controlled from the US segment. The crew then completed installation of the final 12 debris panels on the Zvezda module to provide improved protection against micrometeoroids and space junk.

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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.

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  • 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....

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  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Swanson; Forrester. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The International Space Station today spread its wings again with the activation of a new pair of solar arrays that will generate enough power to supply about eight homes.. Additional Details: here....

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  • 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 - .
2007 June 13 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Olivas; Swanson; Forrester. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: Just a few launch restraint bolts stand between the International Space Station’s new solar arrays and rotation, following a seven hour and 16 minute spacewalk by Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Steve Swanson.. Additional Details: here....

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....

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  • EVA STS-117-2 - . Crew: Forrester; Swanson. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.30 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Forrester; Swanson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. The crew removed all of the launch locks on the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint in place. The spacewalkers had planned to remove the joint’s launch restraints as well, but problems with the wiring of a drive-lock assembly installed on the previous spacewalk led to that task being deferred to the next EVA.

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....

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 16 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Olivas; Swanson; Forrester. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: A new spaceflight endurance record was set this morning as 10 astronauts and cosmonauts slept on the docked space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space 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 - .
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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  • EVA STS-117-4 - . Crew: Forrester; Swanson. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Forrester; Swanson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. The crew moved a video camera from the Quest module to the S3 truss. They verified the connections on the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint and removed its launch restraints. They then removed hardware along the S3 truss, clearing it for use by the tracked Mobile Base System. They then installed a computer network cable on the Unity node; opened the hydrogen vent valve on the Destiny laboratory installed on the previous EVA; and tethered two orbital debris shield panels on the station’s service module.

2007 June 18 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: Crews aboard the space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station bid farewell to one another and closed the hatches between their spacecraft at 5:51 p.m. today in preparation for the shuttle’s departure Tuesday morning at 9:42 a.m.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 18 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Forrester. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis got up this morning looking ahead to time off duty and awaiting word on when they’ll undock from the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

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  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Olivas; Swanson; Archambault; Sturckow. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: Space shuttle Atlantis’ astronauts spent – weather permitting – their last full day on orbit today getting their ship ready to return home tomorrow with two landing opportunities available at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 12:55 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 21 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Sturckow; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis are just hours away from an anticipated landing in Florida to conclude a nearly 13-day mission to deliver new electrical generation capacity for expansion of the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 21 - .
2007 June 21 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #28 - . Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The exact times of Friday landing opportunities for the Space Shuttle Atlantis and its crew changed slightly following a brief engine firing that adjusted the spacecraft’s orbit.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 22 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #29 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Sturckow. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis are getting ready for a second day of landing attempts with a chance to conclude the mission, in Florida or California.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 22 - .
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2007 August 2 - . 17:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. LV Configuration: Soyuz-U Sh15000-108 / ISS-26P.
  • Progress M-61 - . Payload: Progress M s/n 361. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 173.00 days. Decay Date: 2008-01-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 32001 . COSPAR: 2007-033A. Apogee: 346 km (214 mi). Perigee: 334 km (207 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.30 min. International space station resupply; docked with the Pirs module at 18:40 GMT on 5 August. Undocked at 03:59 GMT on 22 December to clear port for Progress M-62 launched the next day. Deorbited over the Pacific on 22 January 2008 after a month of free flight carrying out the Plazma-Progress experiment.

2007 August 5 - .
  • ISS EO-15: Progress Docks to Space Station - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Yurchikhin; Kotov. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: A new Progress cargo carrier docked to the International Space Station's Pirs docking compartment at 2:40 p.m. EDT Sunday with more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water and other supplies and equipment aboard.. Additional Details: here....

2007 August 8 - . 22:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-118.
  • STS-118 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Kelly, Scott; Hobaugh; Caldwell; Mastracchio; Williams, Dave; Morgan; Drew. Payload: Endeavour F20 / S5, Spacehab. Mass: 14,036 kg (30,944 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kelly, Scott; Hobaugh; Caldwell; Mastracchio; Williams, Dave; Morgan; Drew. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: ISS EO-15; STS-118; ISS EO-15-1. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 12.75 days. Decay Date: 2007-08-21 . USAF Sat Cat: 32008 . COSPAR: 2007-035A. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi). Perigee: 337 km (209 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Space Shuttle Endeavour was launched on Aug 8 at 2236 UTC. The STS-118 stack comprised Orbiter OV-105, solid rockets RSRM-97 and external tank ET-117. The solid boosters separated 2 min after launch. At 2245 UTC the orbiter main engines cut off and ET-117 separated into an approximately 57 x 225 km x 51.6 deg orbit. The OMS-2 burn at 2313 UTC put Endeavour in a higher 229 x 317 km orbit as the ET fell back to reentry around 2346 UTC.

    During ascent a large chunk of external tank foam was observed to hit the underside of the orbiter. Examination in orbit using the robotic arm showed a hole in a heat shield tile that went down to the felt mounting pad. There was considerable press discussion of the danger, but as the mission drew to a close NASA decided that no lasting damage would be incurred during reentry to the orbiter structure, and called off a potential extra spacewalk to repair the tile.

    Endeavour docked at the PMA-2 adapter on the Station at 18:02 GMT on 10 August; the hatches were opened at 20:04.

    The 14036 kg of cargo broke down as follows:

    • Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System, 1800 kg
    • Bay 1-2: EMU 3010, 130 kg
    • Bay 1-2: EMU 3017, 130 kg
    • Bay 3: Tunnel Adapter, 112 kg
    • Bay 5-7: Spacehab-SM Single Module, 5480 kg: Loaded with research experimental equipment and consumables to be left at the station.
    • Bay 8P: SPDU: Station Power Distribution Unit, will be left at the ISS and allow the Orbiter to draw electricity from the station while docked, allowing longer missions
    • Bay 8-10: S5 Truss, 1584 kg: a short spacer truss installed at the end of the ISS S4 truss during the mission, to eliminate interference with the S6 solar panels when they would be added later
    • Bay 11-12: ESP-3, 3400 kg: External Stowage Platform 3, left at the ISS, provided external storage for spare parts, and was delivered with a spare nitrogen tank for the truss cooling system, a spare truss battery charge/discharge unit (BCDU), a spare Canadarm-2 robot arm pitch roll joint, and a replacement Control Moment Gyro for the Z1 truss
    • Bay 11-12: CMG-3R ORU, 540 kg
    • Sill: OBSS, 450 kg
    • Sill: RMS 201, 410 kg
    The shuttle's RMS 201 robotic arm moved the S5 truss from the payload bay at 20:50 on 10 August. It was handed over to the station's Canadarm-2 robotic arm, which then attached it to the S4 truss at 17:30 on 11 August, with astronauts assisting on the first of four spacewalks of the mission. On 14 August, ESP-3 was unberthed from Endeavour's payload bay and attached to the P3 truss on the Station, where its spare parts can be reached if needed.

    Following successful completion of all cargo delivery and station assembly tasks, the crew returned to Endeavour on 18 August, undocking the next day at 11:56 GMT. Landing was moved up a day ahead of schedule because of concern a hurricane might force evacuation of the Houston Control Center on the originally-planned return date. Endeavour began its deorbit burn at 15:25 GMT on August 21 and lowered its orbit from 336 x 347 km to -28 x 342 km. It landed on runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center at 16:32 GMT. Landing mass was 100,878 kg.


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2007 October 23 - .
2007 October 23 - . 15:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-120.
  • STS-120 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Melroy; Zamka; Parazynski; Wheelock; Wilson; Nespoli; Tani. Return Crew: Melroy; Zamka; Parazynski; Wheelock; Wilson; Nespoli; Anderson, Clayton. Payload: Discovery F33 / Harmony / ISS-10A. Mass: 123,400 kg (272,000 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tani; Melroy; Zamka; Parazynski; Wheelock; Wilson; Nespoli; Anderson, Clayton. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-16; ISS EO-16-1; ISS EO-15-1. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 15.10 days. Decay Date: 2007-11-07 . USAF Sat Cat: 32272 . COSPAR: 2007-050A. Apogee: 344 km (213 mi). Perigee: 340 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Main mission objectives were delivery of the Harmony module to the station, and external work to move the P6 truss to its final location and put the ISS into its full-power configuration for the first time. Discovery docked with the ISS at the Destiny module at 12:40 GMT on 25 October. The cargo of 17,390 kg was as follows:
    • Orbiter Docking System - Bay 1-2 - 1800 kg
    • Spacesuit EMU 3004 - 130 kg
    • Spacesuit EMU 3003 - 130 kg
    • Station Power Distribution Unit SPDU - Bay 3P - 100 kg
    • Fixture for return of S-band Antenna - SASA FSE - Bay 3P - 4S - 100 kg
    • Power/Data Grapple Fixture for Node-2 - PDGF - Bay 5P - 50 kg
    • Main Bus Switching Unit - MBSU - Bay 6S - 238 kg
    • MBSU adapter - Bay 6S - 122 kg
    • Station Power Distribution Unit - SPDU - Bay 6S - 7P - 100 kg
    • Node-2 Harmony module - Bays 8-12 - 14,300 kg
    • OBSS 203 - Sill 450 kg
    • RMS 301 - Sill 410 kg

2007 October 29 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Parazynski; Wheelock. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: As crew members aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery prepared for the third spacewalk, they learned that the shuttle will spend an extra day in space, with landing now scheduled for just after 4 a.m. Nov. 7.. Additional Details: here....

2007 October 30 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Parazynski; Wheelock. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: The crew of space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station executed a flawless spacewalk today, but ran into some unexpected issues afterward.. Additional Details: here....

2007 October 30 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Zamka; Parazynski; Wheelock; Wilson; Tani. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Astronauts Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock today install the International Space Station’s P6 truss in its final location. A new task was also added to this third spacewalk of the mission to provide comparison data of the station’s two solar array rotary joints. The spacewalk is set to begin at 3:53 a.m. CDT. Additional Details: here....

2007 October 31 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Parazynski; Wheelock. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: Space shuttle Discovery astronauts will have an extra day to prepare for their mission’s fourth spacewalk, as the International Space Station Program has changed its priority from inspection of a rotary joint to repair of a solar array.. Additional Details: here....

2007 October 31 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Nespoli. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: Crew members on space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will spend today preparing for a spacewalk designed to learn more about the joint that rotates the starboard side solar arrays.. Additional Details: here....

2007 November 1 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Parazynski; Wheelock. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: Space Shuttle Discovery’s astronauts today will assemble and configure tools to repair a torn solar array blanket on the International Space Station’s port truss during the mission’s fourth spacewalk, now scheduled for Saturday.. Additional Details: here....

2007 November 2 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Parazynski; Wheelock. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: Space shuttle Discovery and International Space Station crew members today finished preparations for Saturday’s spacewalk to repair a torn solar array. The mission’s fourth spacewalk is set to begin about 5:30 a.m.. Additional Details: here....

2007 November 3 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Parazynski; Wheelock. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock today will work to repair a torn solar array on the farthest end of the International Space Station’s port truss in the fourth spacewalk of the STS-120 mission.. Additional Details: here....

2007 November 3 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Parazynski; Wheelock. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. Summary: With a few pieces of aluminum and a little bit of wire, Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski today repaired a damaged solar array during a spacewalk that lasted 7 hours, 19 minutes.. Additional Details: here....

2007 November 5 - .
  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Melroy; Zamka; Parazynski; Wilson; Nespoli. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-120; ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1. All systems are go for this morning’s undocking of space shuttle Discovery from the International Space Station, completing 11 days of joint docked operations that saw the successful delivery of a new pressurized module and the repair of a damaged solar array wing. Additional Details: here....

2007 November 7 - . 18:01 GMT - .
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