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Venturestar/ISS
Venturestar docks to ISS, 1994 Concept. Lockheed-Martin's "Aeroballistic Rocket" spaceplane -- now called Venturestar -- docks with the Space Station. This 1994 illustration shows what the "Alpha" International Space Station would look like, without Russian modules.
Credit: NASA via Marcus Lindroos

Flight delayed after the Columbia disaster. STS-119 was to have flown ISS Assembly mission ISS-15A. It would have delivered the fourth and final set of U.S. solar arrays along with the S6 fourth starboard truss segment.

Launched: 2004-01-15. Number crew: 7 .

The crew would have relocated the P6 Truss from atop the Z1 Truss to its final assembly location attached to the P5 Truss (becoming the final port-side truss segment). The would then redeploy and activate the P6 Truss Channel 2B and 4B solar arrays. The mission would also have delivered the EO-9 crew (Padalka, Fincke, Kononenko) to the station and returned the EO-8 crew (Foale, McArthur, Tokarev) to earth. Instead the mission was completely reformulated with a different crew.



People: Gernhardt, Padalka, Noriega, Lindsey, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Fincke. Spacecraft: Space Shuttle.

2004 January 15 - .

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