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STS-70 Launch Startles Birds
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(July 13, 1995) Startled birds took flight as Space Shuttle Discovery’s STS-70 mission launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 13, 1995. STS-70 was the last of seven shuttle missions to carry a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), a tool used by NASA and other government agencies to communicate with other satellites, balloons, aircraft, and the ISS. STS-70 deployed TDRS-G about six hours after its launch. During the remainder of the mission, the five crew members completed several experiments, including testing the effect of microgravity on physiological processes in plants, insects, and invertebrate animals. STS-70 marked the first shuttle mission controlled from the new mission control center room at Johnson Space Center, and was the first flight of the Block 1 orbiter main engine. STS-70 finished its mission on July 22, 1995, landing back at the Kennedy Space Center. ..Image # : 95PC-1013
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