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« on: February 04, 2011, 10:54:11 PM »

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STS-134 / Endeavour
Target : 29/04/2011


The Space Shuttle had been scheduled to be retired from service after STS-133, but controversy over the cancellation of several International Space Station components, most notably the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, in order to meet deadlines for the retirement of the shuttle, caused the United States Government to consider ordering an additional mission. On 19 June 2008, the United States House of Representatives passed the NASA Authorization Act of 2008, giving NASA funding for one additional mission to "deliver science experiments to the station".

The same mandate was included in the U.S. Senate version of the NASA Authorization Act that was unanimously approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on 25 June 2008. It was amended and passed by the full Senate on 25 September 2008, passed by the House on 27 September 2008, and signed by President George W. Bush on 15 October 2008. Bush had previously opposed any additional shuttle missions, as they could delay the transition to Project Constellation. In the spring of 2009, the Obama Administration included funds for the STS-134 mission in its proposed 2010 NASA budget.


This was planned to be the final regularly scheduled mission of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, but with the passing of an appropriations bill authorizing the conversion of STS-335 to STS-135, this will no longer be the case.


The crew members for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission are Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Gregory H. Johnson and Mission Specialists Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori.

During the 14-day mission, Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid debris shields.

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly resumed training as commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission on Monday, Feb. 7. With the exception of some proficiency training, Kelly had been on personal leave up to that time to care for his wife, congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in a Tucson, Ariz. shooting.

At an earlier news conference Kelly said, "I am looking forward to rejoining my STS-134 crew members and finishing our training for the mission. We have been preparing for more than 18 months, and we will be ready to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station and complete the other objectives of the flight. I appreciate the confidence that my NASA management has in me and the rest of my space shuttle crew."

"We are glad to have Mark back," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "He is a veteran shuttle commander and knows well the demands of the job. We are confident in his ability to successfully lead this mission, and I know I speak for all of NASA in saying 'welcome back.'

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 12:53:16 AM »

Crew Members:

NASA-TV is replaying the press conference that Mark Kelly had in Houston today, throughout the night and probably through the weekend.

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 04:10:12 PM »

Bump time Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 06:38:50 PM »

One of the pad workers fell to his death today. Very sad and all wishes go to the family and coworkers. All pad ops suspended for today. Incident under investigation.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24471.0
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 06:41:07 PM »

One of the pad workers fell to his death today. Very sad and all wishes go to the family and coworkers. All pad ops suspended for today. Incident under investigation.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24471.0

Sad indeed!

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011, 11:38:48 AM »

1st page updated with more relevant informations about the mission, more pictures, links and more attractive presentation. Hopefully not offending Steven.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011, 05:57:00 PM »

but with the passing of an appropriations bill authorizing the conversion of STS-335 to STS-135, this will no longer be the case

Since my English is not good,

is this mean there is no additional mission for the Shuttle after STS 134?

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 06:12:24 PM »

but with the passing of an appropriations bill authorizing the conversion of STS-335 to STS-135, this will no longer be the case

Since my English is not good,

is this mean there is no additional mission for the Shuttle after STS 134?



On the contrary - this means that STS-134 is NOT the last mission - STS-135 is Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 05:49:28 AM »

1st page updated with more relevant informations about the mission, more pictures, links and more attractive presentation. Hopefully not offending Steven.

Very nice indeed!  Thank you - I don't have the realms to edit that far back (only about 5 minutes or so).  Looks great!
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 07:56:25 AM »

 Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 01:24:03 PM »

but with the passing of an appropriations bill authorizing the conversion of STS-335 to STS-135, this will no longer be the case

Since my English is not good,

is this mean there is no additional mission for the Shuttle after STS 134?



On the contrary - this means that STS-134 is NOT the last mission - STS-135 is Smiley

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Oh no.....

I love shuttle very much!!!!!!! When I was young, I said I have to see the shuttle

launch at least one time......My dream is broken Cry Cry Cry Cry

Looking forward to see the replacement of shuttle....
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2011, 02:01:56 PM »

Looking forward to see the replacement of shuttle....

Maybe not you... but your children...
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2011, 03:24:34 PM »

Looking forward to see the replacement of shuttle....

Maybe not you... but your children...

HA....I just only 22 years old.

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2011, 03:44:12 PM »

I hope so much ... I'm 31, I'm not so old too !!!
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2011, 09:38:26 PM »

Thanks for making me feel old guys. I'm a mere 16 and I only hope to be a part of the new project but even that is just unknown right now. Can't plan my future on an unknown future.
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