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STS089-S-005 (22 Jan. 1998) --- The space shuttle Endeavour cuts a bright swath through the dark sky as it blazes a trail toward the Russian Mir Space Station. Endeavour lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at 9:48:15 p.m. (EST), Jan. 22, 1998.  STS-89 represents the eighth docking mission with Mir (all previous such flights utilized the Atlantis).  After the docking with Mir, Andrew S. W. Thomas, mission specialist, will transfer to the station, succeeding astronaut David A. Wolf as guest cosmonaut researcher. Wolf will return to Earth aboard Endeavour. Thomas is expected to live and work on Mir until June 1998. Other crew members onboard were Terrence W. Wilcutt, Joe F. Edwards Jr., Bonnie J. Dunbar, James F. Reilly, Michael P. Anderson and Salizhan S. Sharipov.  Sharipov represents the Russian Space Agency (RSA). Photo credit: NASA sts089-s-005

STS089-S-005 (22 Jan. 1998) --- The space shuttle Endeavour cuts a bri...

STS089-S-005 (22 Jan. 1998) --- The space shuttle Endeavour cuts a bright swath through the dark sky as it blazes a trail toward the Russian Mir Space Station. Endeavour lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at 9:48:1... more

STS-103 Mission Specialists Jean-François Clervoy of France takes his seat inside the Space Shuttle Discovery during a practice launch countdown, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities, while astronaut David "Doc" Brown checks him out. The TCDT also provides the crew with emergency egress training and opportunities to inspect their mission payload in the orbiter's payload bay. Other crew members taking part in the TCDT are Commander Curtis L. Brown Jr., Pilot Scott J. Kelly, and Mission Specialists Steven L. Smith, C. Michael Foale (Ph.D.), John M. Grunsfeld (Ph.D.), and Claude Nicollier of Switzerland. Clervoy and Nicollier are with the European Space Agency. STS-103 is a "call-up" mission due to the need to replace and repair portions of the Hubble Space Telescope, including the gyroscopes that allow the telescope to point at stars, galaxies and planets. The STS-103 crew will be replacing a Fine Guidance Sensor, an older computer with a new enhanced model, an older data tape recorder with a solid-state digital recorder, a failed spare transmitter with a new one, and degraded insulation on the telescope with new thermal insulation. The crew will also install a Battery Voltage/Temperature Improvement Kit to protect the spacecraft batteries from overcharging and overheating when the telescope goes into a safe mode. Four EVA's are planned to make the necessary repairs and replacements on the telescope. The mission is targeted for launch Dec. 6 at 2:37 a.m. EST KSC-99pp1344

STS-103 Mission Specialists Jean-François Clervoy of France takes his ...

STS-103 Mission Specialists Jean-François Clervoy of France takes his seat inside the Space Shuttle Discovery during a practice launch countdown, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities,... more

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (JSC2000-03056) Official portrait of astronaut David A. Wolf, mission specialist.

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (JSC2000-03056) Official portr...

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (JSC2000-03056) Official portrait of astronaut David A. Wolf, mission specialist.

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (JSC2000-03056) Official portrait of astronaut David A. Wolf, mission specialist.

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (JSC2000-03056) Official portr...

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (JSC2000-03056) Official portrait of astronaut David A. Wolf, mission specialist.