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Forrester



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Forrester
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Forrester, Patrick Graham (1957-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-105, STS-117, STS-128.

US Army officer. Total EVA Time: 1.06 days. Number of EVAs: 4.


NASA Official Biography

NAME: Patrick G. Forrester (Lieutenant Colonel, USA)
NASA Astronaut Candidate (Mission Specialist)

PERSONAL DATA:
Born March 31, 1957 in El Paso, Texas. Married to the former Diana Lynn Morris of Springfield, Virginia. They have two children. He enjoys baseball, running, and coaching youth sports. His parents, Colonel (ret.) Redmond V. and Patsy L. Forrester, reside in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Her father, Colonel (ret.) Lurie J. Morris, resides in Prattville, Alabama. Her mother, Bettye Morris, is deceased.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from West Springfield High School, Springfield, Virginia in 1975; received a bachelor of science degree in applied sciences and engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1979, and a master of science degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia in 1989.

ORGANIZATIONS:
Society of Experimental Test Pilots; Army Aviation Association of America; American Helicopter Society; United States Military Academy Association of Graduates; West Point Society of Greater Houston.

AWARDS:
Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Expert Infantryman Badge.

SPECIAL HONORS:
The Jack Northrop Award for most outstanding presentation at the 26th Annual Society of Experimental Test Pilots Symposium (1996). The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Certificate of Commendation (1995).

EXPERIENCE:
Forrester graduated from West Point in June 1979 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He entered the U.S. Army Aviation School in 1979 and was designated an Army aviator in September 1980. He was subsequently assigned as an instructor pilot at the Aviation School and as the Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Aviation Center. In 1984, he was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he served as a platoon leader, aviation company operations officer, and an assault helicopter battalion operations officer. After completing a master of science degree at the University of Virginia in 1989, he was assigned as a flight test engineer and as the research and development coordinator with the Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity at Edwards Air Force Base, California. In June 1992, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and was designated an experimental test pilot. In 1992, he was assigned as an engineering test pilot at the U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Other military schools include the Army Parachutist Course, U.S. Army Ranger School, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College.

Master Army Aviator, he has logged over 3000 hours in 49 different aircraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Forrester was assigned to NASA at the Johnson Space Center as an aerospace engineer in July 1993. His technical assignments within the Astronaut Office Operations Development Branch have included: flight software testing with the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL); astronaut office representative for Landing/Rollout issues, Multi-function Electronic Display System (MEDS) upgrade of the Orbiter fleet, and the Portable In-flight Landing Operations Trainer (PILOT). He has also served as the crew representative for robotics development for the International Space Station.

Forrester was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in May 1996 and is undergoing training and evaluation for qualification for assignment as a mission specialist.

JANUARY 1997

Birth Place: El Paso, Texas.
Status: Active.


Born: 1957.03.31.
Spaceflights: 3 .
Total time in space: 39.60 days.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • NASA Group 16 - 1996 Requirement: pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights. Nickname: The Sardines (named because that's how packed they were; at 44 this was the largest ASCAN class of all time) More...

Associated Flights
  • ISS EO-3 Crew: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Tyurin. Three-person crew to operate the station and provide support during station replenishment and assembly missions Progress M-45, Progress M-DC1, Progress M1-7, Soyuz TM-33, Soyuz TM-32 vehicles and Space Shuttles during flights 7A.1, UF1. Backup crew: Korzun, Treshchev, Whitson. More...
  • STS-105 Crew: Barry, Forrester, Horowitz, Sturckow. ISS Assembly flight. Delivered five tonnes of supplies, hardware, and a bedroom suite to accommodate a third astronaut in the Destiny module. Installed two science experiment racks delivered in the Leonardo module. More...
  • STS-117 Crew: Sturckow, Archambault, Forrester, Swanson, Olivas, Reilly. Final major step in assembly of the ISS truss and power-generating solar array segments. The S3/S4 Truss and its solar arrays were delivered and installed. More...
  • STS-128 Crew: Sturckow, Ford, Forrester, Hernandez, Fuglesang, Olivas. Deliver to the ISS and install the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM); Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier (LMC); Three-crew quarters, galley, and second treadmill (TVIS2); and the Crew Health Care System 2 (CHeCS 2). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • US Army American agency overseeing development of spacecraft. US Army, USA. More...

Associated Programs
  • ISS Finally completed in 2010 after a torturous 25-year development and production process, the International Space Station was originally conceived as the staging post for manned exploration of the solar systrem. Instead, it was seemed to be the death knell of manned spaceflight. More...

Bibliography
  • NASA Astronaut Biographies, Johnson Space Center, NASA, 1995-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Forrester Chronology


1983 December 5 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 16 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Brown, David; Burbank; Cagle; Caldeiro; Camarda; Carey; Clark; Fincke; Forrester; Frick; Guidoni; Herrington; Higginbotham; Hobaugh; Kelly; Kelly, Mark; Kelly, Scott; Lockhart; Loria; Magnus; Massimino; Mastracchio; McCool; Morin; Nowak; Pettit; Phillips. The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.

    Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 10 pilots and 25 mission specialists selected from over 2,400 applicants. 9 additional international astronauts.


2001 May 30 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Forrester; Helms; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2. International Space Station engineers are continuing to troubleshoot problems with the Canadarm2 robotic arm on the complex after an unsuccessful attempt earlier today to solve a communications glitch with one of the crane's joints through a software modification. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 1 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2. A week and a half removed from the most recent shuttle visit to the International Space Station, the Expedition Two crew continues preparations for ending its mission aboard the complex as Discovery is readied for the STS-105 launch a week from tomorrow at 4:38 p.m. Central time to deliver supplies, logistics and the next crew to live aboard the orbiting outpost. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 8 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Jett; Sturckow; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2. With Discovery poised on Launch Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center for liftoff tomorrow to the International Space Station, Expedition Two Commander Yury Usachev and Flight Engineers Jim Voss and Susan Helms completed the packing of personal items and hardware for their return to Earth after more than five months in orbit and awaited the arrival of their replacements. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 10 - .
2001 August 10 - . 21:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-105.
  • STS-105 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Horowitz; Sturckow; Barry; Forrester; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Tyurin. Payload: Discovery F30 / Leonardo. Mass: 116,914 kg (257,751 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Horowitz; Sturckow; Barry; Forrester; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Tyurin. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-105; ISS EO-3. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 11.88 days. Decay Date: 2001-08-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 26888 . COSPAR: 2001-035A. Apogee: 402 km (249 mi). Perigee: 373 km (231 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.30 min. STS 105 was an American shuttle that carried a crew of ten (including three crew for the ISS - one American and two Russian), five tonnes of supplies, hardware, and a bedroom suite to accommodate a third astronaut in the Destiny module. The crew installed in the station two new science experiment racks that were carried in the Leonardo container which was first lifted out of the shuttle and bolted to the Unity module. Leonardo then carried back all the trash from the ISS back to the shuttle. They crew installed the MISSE (Materials International Space Station Experiment) container outside the ISS to test the effect of radiation on materials and some low-cost science experiments such as microgravity cell growth studies inside the station.

    The 15,107 kg payload consisted of:

    • Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System/External Airlock and 3 EMU spacesuits - 2160 kg
    • Bay 4P: Adapter beam with G-780 (Mayo High School, Rochester, Minnesota experiment to study germination of faba beans) and PSP-1 (NASA-GSFC canister with passive experiments and ballast) - 200 kg
    • Bay 5: Integrated Cargo Carrier/KYD - 1280 kg, with the Early Ammonia Servicer for the station's P6 truss- 640 kg and two small exposure experiments PEC-1 and PEC-2, to be installed on the be installed on the ISS Quest module as part of the MISSE materials exposure program
    • Bay 7-12: MPLM FM1 (Leonardo) module - 9800 kg total including 3300 kg of payload to be transferred to the Station
    • Bay 13P: Adapter beam with G-774 (Microgravity Smoldering Combustion (MSC) experiment) and SEM-10 (canister with 11 school experiments) - 410 kg
    • Bay 13S: Adapter beam with Simplesat and ACE avionics - 355 kg
    • Sill: RMS arm - 410 kg
    STS-105 main engine cutoff was at 2118 GMT placed Discovery and external tank ET-110 into a 58 x 234 km x 51.6 deg orbit. At 2148 GMT Discovery reached apogee and fired its OMS engines to enter a 155 x 233 km x 51.6 deg orbit; another burn at 0100 GMT raised the orbit to 198 x 277 km. Discovery docked at the Station's PMA-2 port at 1842 GMT on August 12. After some problems aligning the docking system, the docking ring was retracted and latched at 1905 GMT and the hatch was opened to ISS at 2042 GMT. Expedition 3 began on August 13 at 1915 GMT when the new crew's seat liners were installed on the Soyuz transport ship. The formal EX-2/EX-3 change-of-command ceremony was held on August 17 in Destiny.

    The Leonardo MPLM module was lifted out of Discovery's payload bay at 1326 GMT on August 13 and docked to Unity's nadir at 1554 GMT. 3300 kg of cargo from Leonardo was transferred to the Station. Then 1700 kg of station garbage and materials were loaded into Leonardo. It was unberthed from Unity at 1816 GMT on August 19 and returned to the payload bay for the return to Earth at 1917 GMT.

    Discovery undocked at 1452 GMT on August 20 with the Expedition 2 crew aboard, leaving Expedition 3 at the Station.

    At 1830 GMT on August 20 the Simplesat test satellite was ejected from a GAS canister in the cargo bay. Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center at 1822:58 GMT on August 22 on runway 15, after a deorbit burn at 1715 GMT. The Expedition Two crew of Usachyov, Voss and Helms had been in space for 167 days. Discovery was taken out of service after the flight for structural inspections. Its last maintenance down period was in 1995-1996.


2001 August 11 - .
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2001 August 12 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. The crew of Discovery, trailing the International Space Station by less than 2,000 statute miles, was awakened at 5:10 a.m. Central time to the sounds of "The White Eagle," a traditional Russian folk song played for Expedition Three Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov. Dezhurov and his crewmates, Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin are just hours from reaching their new home aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Additional Details: here....

2001 August 12 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. Discovery Commander Scott Horowitz, with the assistance of Pilot Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialists Pat Forrester and Dan Barry, carefully guided the Shuttle to a linkup with the ISS at 1:42 p.m. Central time as the two craft sailed 240 miles above northwestern Australia. On board Discovery were the new Station Commander Frank Culbertson, and his Expedition Three crewmates, Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 13 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Ross; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. The crewmembers aboard the Discovery / International Space Station complex were awakened shortly before 4:30 a.m. Central time today to the sounds of the overture from "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini, a tribute to Expedition Three Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, who along with Commander Frank Culbertson and Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov, will move over to the ISS today to take up residency. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 15 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Forrester; Sturckow. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. Summary: Discovery's astronauts were awakened shortly after 4 a.m. Central time to the sounds of "Big Boy Toys", a country and western tune by Aaron Tippin, selected for Pilot Rick Sturckow by his wife.. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 15 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. Summary: The hatches swung closed between Discovery and the International Space Station at 4:52 this afternoon Central time so that the shuttle's cabin pressure could be lowered in preparation for a space walk Thursday by Dan Barry and Pat Forrester.. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 16 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. Astronauts Dan Barry and Pat Forrester completed the first of two planned space walks during Discovery's voyage to the International Space Station. The excursion lasted 6 hours, 16 minutes and involved installing the Early Ammonia Servicer and the first external experiment on the station's hull. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 16 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. On the 1000th day since the launch of the first module of the International Space Station, Discovery's astronauts were awakened shortly after 4 a.m. Central time to the sounds of "The Marvelous Toy" by Tom Paxton for Mission Specialist Dan Barry from his wife. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 16 - . 13:56 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-105-1 - . Crew: Barry; Forrester. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Forrester. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-105. The spacewalk was made from the external airlock on Discovery. The astronauts transferred the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) device from the ICC carrier in the payload bay to the P6 truss on the station. Then they took two MISSE materials exposure experiment boxes from the ICC and attached them to the outside of the Quest airlock.

2001 August 17 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. The ten astronauts and cosmonauts aboard Discovery and the International Space Station will focus on transfer activities today, continuing to place equipment, discarded items and belongings of the Expedition Two crew aboard the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo for return to Earth. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 17 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. While Discovery's astronauts looked on, the Expedition Two crew ceremoniously handed command of the International Space Station to its Expedition Three replacements. The ceremony occurred just prior to closing the hatches between the two spacecraft in preparation for the final planned space walk of the STS-105 mission. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 18 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. Discovery astronauts Dan Barry and Pat Forrester will perform the second space walk of the STS-105 mission today, hooking up heating cables and installing handrails on the International Space Station's Destiny Laboratory in advance of the arrival of a large truss structure at the complex next year. Meanwhile, the new Expedition Three crew aboard the station will continue packing the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo for its return to Earth Additional Details: here....

2001 August 18 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. Astronauts Dan Barry and Pat Forrester successfully strung two 45-foot heater cables and installed handrails down both sides of the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station today during a 5 hour, 29 minute spacewalk, setting the stage for the delivery of a large truss structure to the complex next year. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 18 - . 13:39 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-105-2 - . Crew: Barry; Forrester. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.23 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Forrester. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-105. Summary: The spacewalk installed Orbit-Installed Handrails and Launch-to-Activation Heater Cables on Destiny. The cables were needed for the installation of the S0 truss to be launched in early 2002. .

2001 August 19 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. With its job completed for the mission, the Leonardo cargo module packed with more than 3,000 pounds of return hardware was safely tucked back aboard Discovery this afternoon. The operation sets the stage for the shuttle's departure from the International Space Station scheduled for 9:52 a.m. CDT Monday. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 19 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. The ten astronauts and cosmonauts aboard Discovery and the International Space Station have started a day that will see the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo removed from the Unity node of the station and reberthed in the shuttle's cargo bay for the trip home. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 20 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. Crewmembers aboard Discovery and the International Space Station are spending their final hours together on a day that will see them bid farewell to one another, close hatches between the spacecraft, undock and separate to enable the new resident Expedition Three crew to begin a stay of about four months aboard the station. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 21 - .
  • STS-105 Mission Status Report #22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry; Culbertson; Dezhurov; Forrester; Helms; Horowitz; Sturckow; Tyurin; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-2; ISS EO-3; STS-105. With Discovery 500 miles ahead of the International Space Station, and increasing that distance by more than 50 miles with each orbit of the Earth, the STS-105 and returning Expedition Two crewmembers are preparing for a Wednesday landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Additional Details: here....

2001 August 22 - .
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2007 June 8 - .
2007 June 8 - . 23:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: Space Shuttle STS-117.
  • STS-117 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Sturckow; Archambault; Forrester; Swanson; Olivas; Reilly; Anderson, Clayton. Return Crew: Sturckow; Archambault; Forrester; Swanson; Olivas; Reilly; Williams. Payload: Atlantis F28 / S3, S4. Mass: 122,685 kg (270,474 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Sturckow; Archambault; Forrester; Swanson; Olivas; Reilly; Anderson, Clayton; Williams. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117; ISS EO-15-2. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 13.84 days. Decay Date: 2007-06-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 31600 . COSPAR: 2007-024A. Apogee: 341 km (211 mi). Perigee: 330 km (200 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. The shuttle delivered the S3 and S4 truss segments to the starboard side of the International Space Station. The crew made three spacewalks to install these truss segments, conduct other station reconfiguration and installation work, deploy the solar arrays and prepare them for operation. A fourth spacewalk was added to repair loose re-entry insulation on the shuttle and get-ahead installation work on the outside of the station. The shuttle delivered NASA long-term ISS crew member Clayton Anderson to the station; and returned Suni Williams to earth. At the conclusion of this mission the station finally achieved its full-power, dual-boom configuration first conceived for Space Station Freedom in the 1980's.

2007 June 9 - .
2007 June 9 - .
2007 June 10 - .
2007 June 10 - .
2007 June 11 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reilly; Olivas; Forrester; Archambault; Kotov. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The International Space Station grew in size and capability today when the S3/S4 Truss became a permanent addition as crewmembers worked inside and outside the complex to complete the final hookups.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 11 - .
2007 June 12 - .
2007 June 12 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Swanson; Forrester. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The International Space Station today spread its wings again with the activation of a new pair of solar arrays that will generate enough power to supply about eight homes.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 13 - .
2007 June 13 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Olivas; Swanson; Forrester. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: Just a few launch restraint bolts stand between the International Space Station’s new solar arrays and rotation, following a seven hour and 16 minute spacewalk by Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Steve Swanson.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 14 - .
2007 June 14 - . 18:28 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-117-2 - . Crew: Forrester; Swanson. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.30 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Forrester; Swanson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. The crew removed all of the launch locks on the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint in place. The spacewalkers had planned to remove the joint’s launch restraints as well, but problems with the wiring of a drive-lock assembly installed on the previous spacewalk led to that task being deferred to the next EVA.

2007 June 15 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reilly; Olivas; Swanson; Forrester; Kotov; Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. The situation aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station improved greatly today following repair of a protruding thermal blanket, restoring power to problematic Russian navigation computers, and completing retraction of a finicky solar array. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 16 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams; Olivas; Swanson; Forrester. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: A new spaceflight endurance record was set this morning as 10 astronauts and cosmonauts slept on the docked space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 16 - .
2007 June 17 - .
2007 June 17 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Reilly; Swanson; Forrester; Kotov. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: For the fourth time in less than a week, the astronauts on Space Shuttle Atlantis are about to venture outside their spacecraft to press ahead with assembly of the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2007 June 17 - . 16:25 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-117-4 - . Crew: Forrester; Swanson. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Forrester; Swanson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. The crew moved a video camera from the Quest module to the S3 truss. They verified the connections on the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint and removed its launch restraints. They then removed hardware along the S3 truss, clearing it for use by the tracked Mobile Base System. They then installed a computer network cable on the Unity node; opened the hydrogen vent valve on the Destiny laboratory installed on the previous EVA; and tethered two orbital debris shield panels on the station’s service module.

2007 June 18 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Forrester. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-15; ISS EO-15-1; STS-117. Summary: The astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis got up this morning looking ahead to time off duty and awaiting word on when they’ll undock from the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

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2009 August 29 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle.
  • STS-128 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Sturckow; Ford; Forrester; Hernandez; Fuglesang; Olivas; Stott. Payload: Discovery F36 /. Mass: 121,420 kg (267,680 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: STS-128; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: Discovery . Duration: 13.87 days. Decay Date: 2009-09-12 00:53:00 . USAF Sat Cat: 35811 . COSPAR: 2009-045A. Apogee: 352 km (218 mi). Perigee: 310 km (190 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. Crew: Sturckow, Ford, Forrester, Hernandez, Fuglesang, Olivas. Deliver to the ISS and install the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM); Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier (LMC); Three-crew quarters, galley, and second treadmill (TVIS2); and the Crew Health Care System 2 (CHeCS 2).

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