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STS-121A


Crew: Chiao, Phillips, Sharipov. Cancelled after Columbia disaster; would have flown ISS Assembly mission ISS-9A.1, delivering the SPP with 4 Solar Arrays to the station.

Flight delayed after the Columbia disaster. No crew had been named at the time of the loss of Columbia. STS-121 was to have flown ISS Assembly mission ISS-9A.1, delivering the SPP with 4 Solar Arrays to the station. It would probably have returned ISS EO-9 crew (Padalka, Fincke, Kononenko) to earth and delivered the EO-10 crew (Chiao, John Phillips and Sharipov) to the station.

First Launch: Mid-2004.

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Associated People
  • Phillips Phillips, John Lynch (1951-) American physicist mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-100, ISS EO-11, STS-119. More...
  • Chiao Chiao, Dr Leroy (1960-) American chemical engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-65, STS-72, STS-92, ISS EO-10. More...
  • Sharipov Sharipov, Saliszan Shakirovich (1964-) Tatar-Russian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on STS-89, ISS EO-10. First Uzbek astronaut. SU Air Force. More...

See also
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...

STS-121A Chronology


Mid-2004 - .
  • STS-121 (cancelled) - . Crew: Chiao; Phillips; Sharipov. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chiao; Phillips; Sharipov. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-121A. Spacecraft: Discovery. Summary: Flight delayed after the Columbia disaster. No crew had been named at the time of the loss of Columbia. STS-121 was to have flown ISS Assembly mission ISS-9A.1, delivering the SPP with 4 Solar Arrays to the station, and have carried out a crew rotation..

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