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STS-121A
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Venturestar/ISS

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

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

AKA: ISS-9A.1. Launched: Mid-2004. Number crew: 3 .

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.



People: Phillips, Chiao, Sharipov. Spacecraft: Space Shuttle.

Mid-2004 - .
  • STS-121 (cancelled) - . Crew: Chiao, Phillips, Sharipov. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chiao, Phillips, Sharipov. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-121A. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. 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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