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The Mission

Orbiter: Atlantis
Mission: STS-117
Launch: June 8, 2007
Time: 7:38 p.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Landing: June 22 @ 3:49 p.m. EDT
Site: Edwards Air Force Base, California

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STS-1: America's first space shuttle mission
The space shuttle era was born on April 12, 1981 when astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen rode Columbia into Earth orbit from Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A. The two-day flight proved the shuttle could get into space as a rocket and return safely with a runway landing. Following the voyage of STS-1, the two astronauts narrated this film of the mission highlights and told some of their personal thoughts on the flight.

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STS-2: First reusable spaceship
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STS-117 Master Flight Plan
Updated: June 11, 2007

Changes and additions:
- April 10: Posting timeline based on possible June 8 launch
- May 9: Updating launch time
- June 9: Updating flight day 2
- June 10: Updating flight day 3
- June 11: Updating flight day 4

Download a PDF of the flight plan.





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