Archive - Dec 20, 2006

Crew Inspects Heat Shield, Prepares for Landing

Space Shuttle

STS-116 Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot Bill Oefelein and Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick used the shuttle's robotic arm and boom extension sensor system to check the heat shield for any space junk or micrometeoroid hits that may have occurred while the orbiter was docked to the International Space Station.

Mission Specialists Bob Curbeam, Christer Fuglesang, Joan Higginbotham and Thomas Reiter are stowing items in preparation for the return to Earth. Discovery is slated to touch down at 3:56 p.m. EST Friday.


PY4MAB – Wed, 2006 – 12 – 20 17:55


4S7WP Shanti. I hold aUS callsign also it is KE5CUN extra class am also an extra class accredited volunteer examiner .I am well known to N5VHO ken Randsom I was member of CLARC an JSCamateur radio club member I continue to be a member of JSC radio club N5VHO is also big gun in that club , have worked the Dave N5WQC hwo was on STS45 on vhf onthe 29th of March 1992, and also had two contacts with NA1SS Bill on his own call is KC5ACR on the 18/19 of Feb.have all three contacts confirmed with qsl also . good luck to all at ISS Fanclub , Shanti
w p s perera – Wed, 2006 – 12 – 20 13:03

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