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Jett, Brent Ward Jr
Jett
Jett
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American test pilot astronaut 1992-2007.

Status: Inactive; Active 1992-2007. Born: 1958-10-05. Spaceflights: 4 . Total time in space: 41.75 days. Birth Place: Pontiac, Michigan.

Grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Educated Annapolis; Patuxent. US Navy test pilot.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Brent W. Jett, Jr. (Captain, USN, Ret.)
NASA Astronaut (Former)

PERSONAL DATA:  Born October 5, 1958, in Pontiac, Michigan.  Hometown:  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Married to Janet Leigh Lyon of Patuxent River, Maryland.

EDUCATION:  Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1989.

ORGANIZATIONS:  Association of Naval Aviation, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Association of Space Explorers.

SPECIAL HONORS:  Graduated first of 976 in the Class of 1981 at the U.S. Naval Academy; Distinguished Graduate, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Class of 1995.  Awarded the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Department of Defense Superior Service and Meritorious Service Medals, Navy Commendation Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal, NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, four NASA Space Flight Medals and various other service awards.

EXPERIENCE:  Jett was designated a naval aviator in March 1983 and subsequently assigned to Fighter Squadron (VF) 74, flying the F-14 Tomcat.  His squadron made overseas deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60).  While assigned to VF-74, he was designated as an airwing qualified Landing Signal Officer (LSO) and also attended the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN).  Jett was selected for the Naval Postgraduate School - Test Pilot School Cooperative Education Program in 1987.  After graduation from the Navy Test School in June 1989, he worked as a project test pilot at the Carrier Stability Department of the Strike Aircraft Test Directorate, Naval Air Test Center, flying the F-14A/B/D, T-45A and A-7E.  Jett returned to the operational Navy in September 1991 and was again assigned to VF-74, flying the F-14B aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60), when selected by NASA for Astronaut Group 14.

Jett has logged more than 5,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft and has more than 450 carrier landings.

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Selected by NASA in March 1992, Jett reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992.  In January 1996, Jett flew his first mission as the pilot of STS-72.  A year later, he again served as pilot on STS-81.  From June 1997 to February 1998, he served as NASA Director of Operations at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City, Russia.  Jett then commanded two shuttle missions:  STS-97 in November 2000 and STS-115 in September 2006, both station assembly flights.  A veteran of four space missions, he has traveled more than 17 million miles and logged more than 40 days in space.  In July 2007, Jett retired from the Navy and became a NASA civil servant.  From November 2007 to February 2011, he was Director, Flight Crew Operations at JSC.  From March 2010 to January 2013, Jett was the Deputy Manager for the NASA Commercial Crew Program.  He retired from NASA in January 2013.

SPACEFLIGHT MISSION SUMMARIES:  STS-72 Endeavour (January 1996) was a 9-day flight during which the crew retrieved the Space Flyer Unit satellite (launched from Japan 10 months earlier); deployed and retrieved the OAST-Flyer satellite, and conducted two spacewalks to demonstrate and evaluate techniques to be used in the assembly of the International Space Station. 
STS-81 Atlantis (January 1997) was the fifth in a series of joint missions between the U.S. space shuttle and the Russian Space Station Mir and the second mission involving an exchange of U.S. astronauts.  In 5 days of docked operations, more than 3 tons of food, water, experiment equipment and samples were moved back and forth between the two spacecraft.

STS-97 Endeavour (November/December 2000) was the fifth American mission to build and enhance the capabilities of the International Space Station.  STS-97 delivered the first set of U.S.-provided solar arrays and batteries as well as radiators to provide cooling.  Three spacewalks were conducted to complete assembly operations while the arrays were attached and unfurled.  A communications system for voice and telemetry was also installed.

STS-115 Atlantis (September 2006) successfully restarted the assembly of the International Space Station.  During the 12-day mission, the crew delivered and installed the P3/P4 power module and deployed its two sets of solar arrays.  These solar arrays doubled the station’s electrical power generation capability and currently provide one quarter of the power for the station.  This assembly mission required robotics operations using both robotic arms (station and shuttle) and three spacewalks while docked to the ISS.

JANUARY 2013

This is the only version available from NASA. Updates must be sought directly from the above named individual.


NASA Official Biography

NAME: Brent W. Jett, Jr. (Commander, USN)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA:
Born October 5, 1958, in Pontiac, Michigan, but considers Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to be his hometown. Married to Janet Leigh Lyon of Patuxent River, Maryland. . He enjoys water and snow skiing, board sailing, boating, running, basketball, squash. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Brent W. Jett, Sr., reside in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Her mother, Mrs. Mary Patricia Lyon, resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her father, Mr. James Richard Lyon, Sr., is deceased.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from Northeast High School, Oakland Park, Florida, in 1976; received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981; a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1989.

ORGANIZATIONS:
Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Association of Naval Aviation, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Association of Space Explorers.

SPECIAL HONORS:
Graduated first of 976 in the Class of 1981 at U.S. Naval Academy; Distinguished Graduate U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Class 95. Awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, 2 Navy Unit Commendations, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal, NASA Space Flight Medal, and various other service awards.

EXPERIENCE:
Jett received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1981 and was designated a Naval Aviator in March 1983. He then reported to Fighter Squadron 101 at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia, for initial F-14 Tomcat training. Upon completion of this training, he was assigned to Fighter Squadron 74 and made overseas deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60). While assigned to Fighter Squadron 74, he was designated as an airwing qualified landing signal officer (LSO) and also attended the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun). Jett was selected for the Naval Postgraduate School - Test Pilot School Cooperative Education Program in July 1986, and completed 15 months of graduate work at Monterey, California, before attending the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in June 1989. After graduation in June 1990, he worked as a project test pilot at the Carrier Stability Department of the Strike Aircraft Test Directorate, Naval Air Test Center, flying the F-14A/B/D, T-45A, and A-7E. Jett returned to the operational Navy in September 1991 and was again assigned to Fighter Squadron 74, flying the F-14B aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60). Jett was deployed with VF-74 to the Mediterranean Sea when selected for the astronaut program.

He has logged over 2,500 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft and has over 450 carrier landings.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Selected by NASA in March 1992, Jett reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992. After 2-years of various technical assignments in the Astronaut Office, Jett was assigned to his first mission as the pilot of STS-72. During the 9-day flight (January 11-20, 1996) aboard Endeavour, the crew retrieved the Space Flyer Unit (launched from Japan 10-months earlier), deployed and retrieved the OAST-Flyer, and conducted two spacewalks to demonstrate and evaluate techniques to be used in the assembly of the International Space Station. More recently, he was the pilot on STS-81 (January 12-22, 1997). STS-81 was the fifth in a series of joint missions between the U.S. Space Shuttle and the Russian Space Station Mir and the second one involving an exchange of U.S. astronauts. In five days of docked operations more than three tons of food, water, experiment equipment and samples were moved back and forth between the two spacecraft. In completing his second space flight, Jett has orbited the Earth 302 times, traveled 7.6 million miles, and logged a total of 458 hours and 56 minutes in space

JANUARY 1997


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Family: Astronaut, NASA Group 14 - 1992. Country: USA. Spacecraft: ISS, Mir. Flights: STS-72, STS-81, STS-81 Mir NASA-3, STS-97, STS-115. Projects: STS. Agency: USN. Bibliography: 12, 5570.

1958 October 5 - .
  • Birth of Brent Ward Jr Jett - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett. American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-72, STS-81, STS-97, STS-115..

1992 December 5 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 14 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry, Brady, Coleman, Catherine, Gernhardt, Grunsfeld, Horowitz, Jett, Kregel, Lawrence, Linenger, Linnehan, Lopez-Alegria, Parazynski, Rominger, Scott, Winston, Smith, Steven, Tanner, Thomas, Andrew, Weber, Mary.

    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.. Four pilots and 15 mission specialists, nine civilians and ten military. Chosen from 2054 applicants, 87 of which screened in December 1991/January 1992. Five additional international astronauts.


1996 January 11 - . 09:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-72 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Barry, Chiao, Duffy, Jett, Scott, Winston, Wakata. Payload: Endeavour F10 / OAST / FSU. Mass: 6,510 kg (14,350 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry, Chiao, Duffy, Jett, Scott, Winston, Wakata. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-72. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 8.92 days. Decay Date: 1996-01-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 23762 . COSPAR: 1996-001A. Apogee: 310 km (190 mi). Perigee: 302 km (187 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 90.60 min. Deployed and retrieved OAST Flyer; retrieved SFU Space Flyer Unit. Beside the two satellite retrievals, the mission included two spacewalks..

1996 January 20 - .
1997 January 12 - . 09:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. Launch Platform: MLP2. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-81 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Baker, Mike, Grunsfeld, Ivins, Jett, Linenger, Wisoff. Payload: Atlantis F18 / Spacehab Double Module. Mass: 115,900 kg (255,500 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Baker, Mike, Grunsfeld, Ivins, Jett, Linenger, Wisoff. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TM-24, STS-79 Mir NASA-2, STS-81, STS-81 Mir NASA-3. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 10.20 days. Decay Date: 1997-01-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 24711 . COSPAR: 1997-001A. Apogee: 380 km (230 mi). Perigee: 343 km (213 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 91.80 min.

    After a night launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, the Shuttle docked with Mir at 03:55 GMT on January 14. STS-81 transferred 2,715 kg of equipment to and from the Mir, the largest transfer of items to that date. During the docked phase, 640 kg of water, 515 kg of U.S. science equipment, 1,000 kg of Russian logistics, and 120 kg of miscellaneous material were transferred to Mir. Returned to Earth aboard Atlantis were 570 kg of U.S. science material, 405 kg of Russian logistics and 98 kg of miscellaneous material. At 02:16 GMT January 19, Atlantis separated from Mir after picking up John Blaha, who had arrived aboard STS-79 on September 19, 1996, and dropping off Jerry Linenger, who was to stay aboard Mir for over four months. The Shuttle backed off along the -RBAR (i.e. toward the Earth) to a distance of 140 m before beginning a flyaround at 02:31 GMT. Most of the flyaround was at a distance from Mir of 170 m. The first 'orbit' around Mir was complete at 03:15, and the second was completed at 04:02 GMT. Then the Orbiter fired its jets to drift away from the orbit of Mir. NASA's first Shuttle mission of 1997 came to a close with a landing at the Kennedy Space Center at 14:22 GMT on January 22 (after the first opportunity was waved off due to cloud cover at the Cape).


1997 January 22 - .
1999 July 23 - .
  • STS-93 Mission Status Report # 01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Coleman, Catherine, Collins, Eileen, Hawley, Jett, Tognini. Program: STS. Flight: STS-93.

    The Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off late Thursday night (early Friday morning, Eastern time) to carry five astronauts to orbit for the long-awaited deployment of Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which will unveil previously invisible mysteries of the universe. Additional Details: here....


2000 October 18 - .
  • STS-92 Mission Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duffy, Jett, Lopez-Alegria, Melroy, Wakata, Wisoff. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-92. Mission Specialists Jeff Wisoff and Mike Lopez-Alegria each jetted slowly through space above Discovery's cargo bay today, demonstrating a small rescue backpack that could help a drifting astronaut regain the safety of the spacecraft.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 7 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-52 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. The Expedition One crew today completed the installation of electronics into a key like support system aboard the International Space Station and exercised on a new treadmill system as they completed one week in space since launch Oct. 31.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 8 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-53 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    The Expedition One crew today installed the final cables and sensors into the prime oxygen-generation system aboard the International Space Station and continued to set up laptop computers and communications gear as they neared the end of a full week aboard the outpost. Additional Details: here....


2000 November 17 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-58 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Jett, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. An unmanned Russian spacecraft filled with supplies and spare parts was manually docked tonight to the International Space Station (ISS), two days after it was launched from the Asian desert.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 30 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Jett, Noriega, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    Endeavour's five astronauts blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on the 101st mission in space shuttle history tonight to deliver the first set of U.S. solar arrays that will significantly increase the power generation capabilities of the International Space Station. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 1 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour's astronauts spent much of Friday checking out equipment to be used for Saturday's docking with the International Space Station, subsequent assembly operations and three space walks. For much of the crew's day, their spacecraft was gaining on the space station at about 500 statute miles each 90-minute orbit of the Earth. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 1 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97. Astronauts will fire the Space Shuttle Endeavour's large orbital maneuvering thrusters twice today as they make their way toward the International Space Station, where three fellow space travelers await their Saturday arrival.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 1 - . 03:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-97 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Bloomfield, Garneau, Jett, Noriega, Tanner. Payload: Endeavour F15. Mass: 120,742 kg (266,190 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Jett, Noriega, Tanner. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: North American. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-97. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 10.83 days. Decay Date: 2000-12-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 26630 . COSPAR: 2000-078A. Apogee: 365 km (226 mi). Perigee: 352 km (218 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.70 min.

    Endeavour was launched on an assembly mission to the to the International Space Station (ISS). The main mission was to install a 72 m x 11.4 m, 65 kW double-wing solar panel on the Unity module of the ISS. The external tank and the Orbiter entered a 74 x 325 km orbit at 0314 GMT. Endeavour's OMS burn raised its perigee to 205 km at around 0347 GMT; the ET re-entered over the Pacific. Endeavour docked with the Station's PMA-3 docking port at 1959 GMT on December 2. Astronauts then installed the P6 solar panel truss to the station during a series of spacewalks. The P6 was made up of the LS (Long Spacer), PV-1 IEA (Integrated Equipment Assembly) and the PVAA (Photovoltaic Array). The LS carried two Thermal Control Systems with radiators to eject waste heat from the Station; these radiators were to be moved to truss segments S4 and S6 later in assembly. The PVAA had solar array wings SAW-2B and SAW-4B, which deployed to a span of 73 meters. Only after completion of three station assembly space walks on December 3, 5, and 7 did the Endeavour crew enter the station (at 1436 GMT on December 8), delivering supplies to Alpha's Expedition One crew. Hatches were closed again at 1551 GMT December 9, and Endeavour undocked at 1913 GMT the same day. After one flyaround of the station, Endeavour fired its engines to depart the vicinity at 2017 GMT December 9. The deorbit burn was at 2158 GMT on December 11, changing the orbit from 351 x 365 km to 27 x 365 km, with landing at Runway 15 of Kennedy Space Center at 2303 GMT.

    The payload bay of Endeavour for STS-97 contained a total cargo of 18740 kg:

    • Bay 1-2:
      • Orbiter Docking System 1800 kg
      • 3 EMU spacesuits (S/N unknown) 360 kg
      • FPPU experiment (in airlock) 23 kg. The FPPU (Floating Potential Probe Experiment) was installed on P6 to measure charge build-up as the arrays pass through the ionosphere plasma. P6 had devices to bleed off excess charge, and FPPU would monitor their effectiveness.
      • APCU Assembly Power Converter Unit 35 kg
      • APCU Assembly Power Converter Unit 35 kg
    • Bay 3-6:
      • ITS P6 Long Spacer 4000 kg
      • TCS radiator (aft) 500 kg
      • TCS radiator (starboard) 500 kg
    • Bay 8-11:
      • ITS P6 Integrated Equipment Assembly 7200 kg
      • PV radiator P6 500 kg
    • Bay 12-13:
      • ITS P6 Photovoltaic Array/Beta Gimbal Assembly. 1000 kg
      • Solar array wing 2B 1070 kg
      • Solar array wing 4B 1070 kg
    • Bay 13S: IMAX Cargo Bay Camera 238 kg
    • Sill: Canadarm RMS 303 410 kg


2000 December 2 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour's astronauts executed a flawless docking to the inhabited International Space Station at 2 p.m. Saturday and took the first step in providing additional power to the orbiting complex in preparation for the first of three planned space walks Sunday. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 2 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97. Docking day for the crew of Endeavour began at 7:06 a.m. CST with the Shuttle about 700 miles away from the first linkup of a Shuttle and an inhabited International Space Station. The crew was awakened to the song, "I Believe I Can Fly," by R. Kelly.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 3 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    "It's kind of like Christmas up here going through these bags." With that comment, International Space Station Expedition 1 Commander Bill Shepherd indicated his happiness about the equipment, supplies and care packages today that were dropped by Endeavour's astronauts following Saturday's shuttle docking with the station. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 3 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Jett, Noriega, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97. The International Space Station spread one of its wings Sunday night as the first half of the P6 solar array was unfurled after Endeavour astronauts installed the 17.5-ton P6 solar array structure.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 4 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Ross, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour astronauts deployed the second of two huge solar wings on the International Space Station Monday in a slow and deliberate, almost two-hour-plus process that began at 6:52 p.m. The other solar wing, the starboard wing, was deployed nonstop Sunday in about 13 minutes. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 4 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Jett, Noriega, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Following a busy weekend that saw the crew of Endeavour dock with the International Space Station and install the new U.S. solar array structure during a 7 ½ hour space walk, the STS-97 astronauts have light duty on their schedule today before continuing activation of the new station power generation system. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 5 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour astronauts completed the second of the STS-97 mission's three space walks Tuesday, hooking up power and data cables and connecting ammonia coolant lines between the International Space Station's new solar array truss and the rest of the ISS. They also prepared a docking port for a January move to another area on the space station to get ready for arrival of the U.S. laboratory Destiny. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 5 - .
2000 December 6 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour's astronauts today will prepare for a third planned space walk, getting their tools ready and preparing the Floating Potential Probe for installation on the exterior of the International Space Station to measure the electrical potential of plasma around the station. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 6 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour's astronauts worked Wednesday to get ready for the Thursday space walk by Mission Specialists Joe Tanner and Carlos Noriega. They also took a few hours off to rest and enjoy the view from their spacecraft, moving at five miles a second about 235 miles above the Earth. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 7 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner, Wolf. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Space walking Endeavour astronauts sailed through an add-on job to tension a solar blanket Thursday, then completed their other tasks in textbook fashion. They topped off their scheduled activities with an image of an evergreen tree placed atop the P6 solar array structure, the highest point in their construction project. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 7 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner, Wolf. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Two of Endeavour's astronauts will return to their jobs as orbiting construction workers today, installing probes that will measure electrical potential surrounding the station and performing some added "warranty work" on solar array blankets that didn't stretch out completely on Sunday. Additional Details: here....


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2000 December 10 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97. Endeavour's five-member crew will pack up and get ready to come home today after successfully completing all the objectives of the STS-97 mission to help the International Space Station spread its wings.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 10 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    After their successful mission to the International Space Station, Endeavour astronauts spent much of Sunday getting ready to land at Kennedy Space Center Monday afternoon. They tested Endeavour's controls and stowed equipment in preparation for their 5:04 p.m. CST landing in Florida. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 11 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97. Endeavour's astronauts were awakened this morning to Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home for Christmas," beginning what should be their final day in orbit as they prepare for a landing this evening at the Kennedy Space Center.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 11 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour and its five astronauts returned home to the Kennedy Space Center Monday evening, wrapping up a mission that delivered first set of U.S.-provided solar arrays to the Expedition One crew aboard the International Space Station, increasing power to the complex five fold in setting the stage for future station assembly. Additional Details: here....


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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: STS-102 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 29 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Jett, Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    Well into their four-month stay on board the International Space Station (ISS), the Expedition Three crew continues to unpack and stow equipment from the Russian Progress cargo ship that arrived at the outpost nearly a week ago. Commander Frank Culbertson, Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin have almost completely emptied the Progress 5 craft, stowing new supplies inside the ISS. Additional Details: here....


2001 September 5 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Jett, Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    After completing a three-day holiday weekend of light activities that provided time to settle into their new home, members of the International Space Station crew this week began a busy slate of scientific work, performed some minor repairs and maintenance, and prepared for the continued expansion of the orbiting complex with the upcoming launch of a new Russian module. Additional Details: here....


2001 September 16 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-30 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Jett, Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-105 ISS EO-3. The International Space Station gained another entryway tonight when Pirs, the new Russian docking compartment, docked automatically to a port on the Zvezda service module at 8:05 p.m. CDT as the station orbited 250 miles above Mongolia.. Additional Details: here....

2001 September 20 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-31 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Afanasyev, Culbertson, Dezhurov, Jett, Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    The International Space Station's Expedition Three crew - Commander Frank Culbertson, Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin - spent this week outfitting and activating the station's latest addition, a four-ton Russian airlock and docking port named Pirs that arrived at the orbiting complex Sunday. Additional Details: here....


2001 September 26 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-32 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Afanasyev, Culbertson, Dezhurov, Jett, Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    The International Space Station's Expedition Three crew - Commander Frank Culbertson, Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin - is poised for the first of three planned space walks following today's successful jettison of a segment of a new docking port and airlock now attached to the orbiting complex. Additional Details: here....


2001 December 3 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-49 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Culbertson, Dezhurov, Jett, Tyurin. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-105 ISS EO-3.

    Expedition Three Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin cleared the way for the launch of the shuttle Endeavour tomorrow afternoon by removing debris in the form of a rubberized seal from the docking interface between a Russian Progress resupply craft and the Zvezda Service Module at the International Space Station. Additional Details: here....


2002 March 15 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 02-14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch, Jett, Onufrienko, Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-108 ISS EO-4. Expedition Four Commander Yury Onufrienko and Flight Engineers Dan Bursch and Carl Walz aboard the International Space Station continued science experiments and prepared for two spacecraft that will soon visit the outpost.. Additional Details: here....

2004 January 23 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-5 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Jett, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri are preparing for next week's arrival of their first packages from home in almost three months.. Additional Details: here....

2005 November 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-056 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett, McArthur, Tokarev. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-7. With their first spacewalk behind them, the residents of the international space station pressed ahead this week to prepare for several upcoming milestones.. Additional Details: here....

2006 April 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-021 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. The 13th crew of the International Space Station this week began unloading -- and sank its teeth into -- some of the more than 5,000 pounds of new supplies that arrived at the complex Wednesday.. Additional Details: here....

2006 May 5 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-023/23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. Completing their first month in space, Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams eased into normal station activities this week.. Additional Details: here....

2006 June 2 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-027 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. The International Space Station crew wrapped up its week with post-spacewalk tasks and began to turn their focus toward the arrival of a Progress supply spacecraft and preparations for Discovery's upcoming shuttle mission, designated STS-121.. Additional Details: here....

2006 June 9 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-028 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jett, Vinogradov, Williams, Jeffrey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8. The International Space Station crew wrapped up its week with post-spacewalk tasks and began to turn their focus toward the arrival of a Progress supply vehicle and preparations for Discovery’s upcoming shuttle mission, STS-121.. Additional Details: here....

2006 September 9 - .
2006 September 9 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-115 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Burbank, Ferguson, Jett, MacLean, Stefanyshyn-Piper, Tanner. Payload: Atlantis F27 / P3, P4. Mass: 122,400 kg (269,800 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Burbank, Ferguson, Jett, MacLean, Stefanyshyn-Piper, Tanner. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8, Soyuz TMA-9, STS-115. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 11.80 days. Decay Date: 2006-09-21 . USAF Sat Cat: 29391 . COSPAR: 2006-036A. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi). Perigee: 335 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min.

    Atlantis docked with the International Space Station at the PMA-2 port at 10:48 GMT on 11 September. At the Shuttle RMS robot arm connected to the enormous P3/P4 truss in the payload pay and handed it off to the Station's robot arm between 14:52 and 15:03 GMT the same day. The station arm then connected to the P3/P4 truss to the station's P1 truss at 07:27 on 12 September. Three EVA's were made by the shuttle crew over the next three days to complete installation of the truss and deply its solar panels. The Shuttle undocked from the station at 12:50 GMT on 20 September. There was a one-day delay in landing due to weather at the Cape and some concern about several small objects seen floating near the spacecraft. These were believed to be plastic shims that had worked loose from between the tiles and were not a concern. Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center at 10:21 GMT on 21 September.


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  • STS-115 MCC Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Burbank, Ferguson, Jett, MacLean, Stefanyshyn-Piper, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-8, STS-115. Astronauts Joe Tanner and Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper finished the third and final spacewalk of Atlantis' mission today, powering up a cooling radiator for the new solar arrays unfolded Thursday on the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

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