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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Workers in the Space Station Processing Facility prepare the part of the U.S. Laboratory Destiny that will bear the NASA logo. Destiny is the key U.S. element of the International Space Station. Launch of mission STS-98 on Space Shuttle Atlantis will carry Destiny to the Space Station with five system racks and experiments already installed inside the module. The launch is scheduled for January 2001 KSC-00pp1928

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers in the Space Station Processing Facility prepare the part of the U.S. Laboratory Destiny that will bear the NASA logo. Destiny is the key U.S. element of the International Space Station. Launch of mission STS-98 on Space Shuttle Atlantis will carry Destiny to the Space Station with five system racks and experiments already installed inside the module. The launch is scheduled for January 2001 KSC-00pp1928

 
 
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers in the Space Station Processing Facility prepare the part of the U.S. Laboratory Destiny that will bear the NASA logo. Destiny is the key U.S. element of the International Space Station. Launch of mission STS-98 on Space Shuttle Atlantis will carry Destiny to the Space Station with five system racks and experiments already installed inside the module. The launch is scheduled for January 2001

The Space Shuttle program was the United States government's manned launch vehicle program from 1981 to 2011, administered by NASA and officially beginning in 1972. The Space Shuttle system—composed of an orbiter launched with two reusable solid rocket boosters and a disposable external fuel tank— carried up to eight astronauts and up to 50,000 lb (23,000 kg) of payload into low Earth orbit (LEO). When its mission was complete, the orbiter would re-enter the Earth's atmosphere and lands as a glider. Although the concept had been explored since the late 1960s, the program formally commenced in 1972 and was the focus of NASA's manned operations after the final Apollo and Skylab flights in the mid-1970s. It started with the launch of the first shuttle Columbia on April 12, 1981, on STS-1. and finished with its last mission, STS-135 flown by Atlantis, in July 2011.

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21/12/2000
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