Assembly Gauntlet

Morring Jr., Frank
June 2006
Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/26/2006, Vol. 164 Issue 26, p63
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This article reports that the upcoming STS-121 space shuttle mission will set up the most complicated in-orbit operations ever attempted as the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its partners work to finish the International Space Station. Even as the crew of the shuttle Discovery validates safety fixes and repair techniques adopted in the wake of the Columbia accident, they will also deliver station hardware critical for near-term assembly tasks and long-term operations. Discovery's crew will also deliver a European freezer rack for future life sciences experiments.


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