[sarex] Astronauts Entering Atlantis

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Sat Sep 9 05:41:31 PDT 2006


*Astronauts Entering Atlantis*

/ Sept. 9, 8:10 a.m. EDT (1210 UTC)/
The STS-115 crew members are now climbing into Atlantis' crew cabin. 
Four of the six astronauts will enjoy the view of today's launch from 
the cockpit, while the two remaining crew members are going to be seated 
below in the middeck. Once in place, the crew will begin powering up 
Atlantis' systems and getting the ship configured for launch.

NASA's Freedom Star and Liberty Star solid rocket booster retrieval 
ships are reported to be in position out in the Atlantic Ocean. The 
recovery ships are there to find and tow a space shuttle's spent solid 
rocket boosters back to Kennedy Space Center after they splash down in 
the ocean. The boosters will then be refurbished and used for another 
shuttle launch.

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