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Phillips, John Lynch
Phillips
Phillips
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
American physicist mission specialist astronaut 1996-2011.

Status: Inactive; Active 1996-2011. Born: 1951-04-15. Spaceflights: 3 . Total time in space: 203.73 days. Birth Place: Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. Educated Annapolis. US Navy aviator.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:John L. Phillips (Ph.D.)
NASA Astronaut (FORMER)

PERSONAL DATA:  Born April 15, 1951, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Married to the former Laura Jean Doell; they have one son and one daughter.  Enjoys skiing, swimming, kayaking and hiking.  Phillips retired from NASA in 2011 and now lives in Idaho.

EDUCATION:  Graduated from Scottsdale High School, Arizona, in 1966; received a B.S. degree in mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972; an M.S. in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida in 1974; and an M.S. and Ph.D. in geophysics and space physics from UCLA in 1984 and 1987, respectively.

SPECIAL HONORS:  National Merit Scholar; graduated second of 906 at USNA; awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the Gagarin Medal, the Russian Medal of Merit for Space Exploration, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Distinguished Performance Award and various military awards.

EXPERIENCE: Phillips received a U.S. Navy commission in 1972 and was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1974.  He flew the A-7 Corsair Aircraft and made overseas deployments with Attack Squadron 155 aboard the USS Oriskany and USS Roosevelt.  Subsequent tours of duty included Navy recruiting and flying the CT-39 Sabreliner aircraft.  Phillips has logged more than 4,500 flight hours and 250 carrier landings.  He served as a Navy reservist from 1982 to 2002 as an A-7 pilot and in various nonflying assignments.  He retired in 2002 with the rank of Captain, USNR.

After leaving the Navy in 1982, Phillips enrolled as a graduate student at UCLA.  While there, he carried out research involving observations by the Pioneer Venus Spacecraft.  Upon completing his doctorate in 1987, he was awarded an Oppenheimer Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico.  He worked at LANL for 9 years, performing research on the sun and the space environment.  From 1993 to 1996, he was the Principal Investigator for the Solar Wind Plasma Experiment aboard the Ulysses Spacecraft as it executed a unique trajectory over the poles of the sun.  He has authored 156 scientific papers dealing with the plasma environments of the sun, Earth, other planets, comets and spacecraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Phillips was selected by NASA and began astronaut candidate training in 1996.  He has held various jobs in the Astronaut Office, including systems engineering and CAPCOM for the International Space Station (ISS) and as a robotics specialist, supporting operations on missions.  Phillips has logged more than 203 days in space during three flights and has flown as Flight Engineer on three different spacecraft types:  shuttle, Soyuz and ISS.  Phillips was detailed to the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, from 2009 to 2011 as the Smith/McCool NASA Chair Professor.

SPACEFLIGHT EXPERIENCE:  STS-100 Endeavour (April 19 to May 1, 2001).  During the 12-day, 187 orbit mission, the crew successfully delivered and installed the Canadarm-2 robotic arm.  They also delivered experiments and supplies aboard the Multi€‘Purpose Logistics Module, €śRaffaello€ťon its maiden flight.  Phillips was the Ascent/Entry Flight Engineer and was the Intravehicular Activity Coordinator during two spacewalks.

ISS Expedition 11 (April 15 to October 10, 2005).  Phillips launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard Soyuz TMA-6 and served as NASA Science Officer and Flight Engineer aboard ISS.  During their 6-month stay aboard ISS, the crew continued ISS maintenance, worked with scientific experiments, performed a spacewalk in Russian spacesuits from the Pirs Airlock and hosted the €śreturn to flight€ť visit of Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-114).  The ISS-11 crew landed in Kazakhstan on October 10, 2005.  In completing his second mission, Phillips logged 179 days and 23 minutes in space, including an EVA totaling 4 hours and 58 minutes.

STS-119 Discovery (March 15 to 28, 2009).  During the 13-day, 202 orbit mission, the crew delivered and installed the S6 integrated truss segment to the ISS, including the final two solar array wings.  Phillips operated the Canadarm-2 robotic arm to unberth and install the S6 truss.  He also served as Loadmaster, Rendezvous Mission Specialist and Crew Medical Officer.

AUGUST 2011


NASA Official Biography

NAME: John L. Phillips (Ph.D.)
NASA Astronaut Candidate (Mission Specialist)

PERSONAL DATA:
Born April 15, 1951 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, but considers Scottsdale, Arizona to be his hometown. Married to the former Laura Jean Doell of Scotia, New York. They have two children. Enjoys alpine and Nordic skiing, hiking, family recreation and various fitness activities.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from Scottsdale High School, Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1966; received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and Russian from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972; a master of science degree in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida in 1974; a master of science degree and a doctorate in geophysics and space physics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1984 and 1987 respectively.

ORGANIZATIONS:
American Geophysical Union, U.S. Naval Institute.

SPECIAL HONORS:
National Merit Scholar; graduated second of 906 in the class of 1972 at U.S. Naval Academy; awarded 2 Navy Unit Commendations, the National Defense Medal, 2 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and 2 Battle "E" Ribbons; received 2 NASA Group Achievement Awards for contributions to the Ulysses Spacecraft Mission and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Distinguished Performance Award in 1996.

EXPERIENCE:
Phillips received a navy commission upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972 and was designated a Naval Aviator in November, 1974. He trained in the A-7 Corsair Aircraft at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California and made overseas deployment with Attack Squadron 155 aboard the USS Oriskany and USS Roosevelt. Subsequent tours of duty included navy recruiting in Albany, New York, and flying the CT-39 Sabreliner Aircraft at Naval Air Station North Island, California.

After leaving the Navy in 1982, Phillips enrolled as a graduate student at UCLA. While at UCLA he carried out research involving observations by the NASA Pioneer Venus Spacecraft. Upon completing his doctorate in 1987, he was awarded a J. Robert Oppenheimer Postdoctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He accepted a career position at Los Alamos in 1989. While there, Phillips performed research on the sun and the space environment. From 1993 through 1996 he was Principal Investigator for the Solar Wind Plasma Experiment aboard the Ulysses Spacecraft as it executed a unique trajectory over the poles of the sun. He has authored 150 scientific papers dealing with the plasma environments of the sun, earth, other planets, comets and spacecraft.

Phillips has logged over 4,000 flight hours and 250 carrier landings. He has been a Navy reservist since 1982, serving as an A-7 pilot, commanding officer of a merchant ship convoy unit and, most recently, as a science and technology officer for the Office of Naval Research.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Phillips was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in April 1996. He reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1996 to begin two years of training and evaluation. Successful completion of initial training will qualify him for various technical assignments leading to selection as a mission specialist on a Space Shuttle flight crew.

JANUARY 1997


More at: Phillips.

Family: Mission Specialist Astronaut, NASA Group 16 - 1996. Country: USA. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: STS-71-E, STS-100, STS-121A, Soyuz TMA-6, STS-119. Agency: USN. Bibliography: 12, 5890.

1951 April 15 - .
  • Birth of John Lynch Phillips - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Phillips. American physicist mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-100, ISS EO-11, STS-119..

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, James, 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.


1987 March - .
1998 December 14 - .
  • STS-88 Mission Status Report # 24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cabana, Phillips, Ross, Sturckow. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-88.

    Endeavour's crew awoke to the sounds of James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)," today, in honor of the good feelings evoked by this successful first International Space Station Assembly mission. That wake-up call from Mission Control at 11:36 a.m. today, marks the start of the final full-day of operations for the six-member crew of STS-88. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 28 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    The International Space Station has become home to its new residents - the Expedition Two crew of Commander Yury Usachev and Flight Engineers Jim Voss and Susan Helms - who are settling in for a four-month stay after assuming command of the complex 10 days ago. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 19 - .
2001 April 19 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. Launch Platform: MLP1. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-100 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger. Payload: Endeavour F16 / Raffaello, Canadarm-2. Mass: 103,506 kg (228,191 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger. Agency: NASA Houston. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-100. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 11.90 days. Decay Date: 2001-05-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 26747 . COSPAR: 2001-016A. Apogee: 404 km (251 mi). Perigee: 378 km (234 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.40 min.

    Space Shuttle OV-105 Endeavour was launched on mission STS-100 to carry out International Space Station Flight 6A continued the outfitting of the Station. The crew of four Americans, one Russian, one Canadian and one Italian were to install an 18 meter, 1,700 kg Canadian robotic arm named Canadarm-2 on the ISS, and to transport an Italian cargo container, Raffaello, which delivered 4,500 kg of supplies and equipment to the station. Total payload of 13,744 kg consisted of:

    • Bay 1-2: Orbiter Docking System, External Airlock, 3 EMU spacesuits - 2160 kg including 360 kg for the 3 suits
    • Bay 3 Starboard: Adapter Beam with DCSU switching unit - 180kg
    • Bay 5: Spacelab Pallet with Canadarm-2 SSRMS (Space Station Remote Manipulator System, 1800 kg mass), LDA, and 56 kg UHF antenna - 3256 kg
    • Bay 6 Port: Adapter Beam with IMAX Camera - 238 kg
    • Bay 8-12: Rafaello Module (MPLM-2) with MPLM racks and 3400 kg cargo - 7500 kg
    • Sill: Canadarm RMS 303 - 410 kg
    Endeavour reached an 80 x 317 km orbit at 1849 GMT; at 1924 GMT the OMS engines fired to raise perigee. After a series of rendezvous burns, the spaceship docked with the PMA-2 port on the ISS at 1359 GMT on April 21.

    On 23 April the SSRMS station manipulator was unberthed from the SLP Spacelab pallet at 1114 GMT and latched on to the PDGF fixture on the Destiny ISS module at 1416 GMT. This was followed at 1458 GMT with the MPLM-2 Raffaello module being moved from Endeavour's payload bay by the Shuttle's RMS and berthed to the nadir port on the ISS Unity module at 1600 GMT. Over the next few days, the cargo racks on the MPLM were transferred to Destiny. Raffaello was then unberthed from Unity at 2003 GMT on April 27 and reberthed in the rear of Endeavour's bay for return to earth at 2059 GMT.

    Undocking of Endeavour was delayed by a series of computer problems at the Station. Failures in the Station's command and control computers left only one of the three computers operating.

    They were all restarted by April 29, and the Shuttle RMS grappled the Spacelab pallet at 2044 GMT . The station's Canadarm-2 released it at 2106 GMT, and the RMS berthed the pallet back in the Shuttle cargo bay. Endeavour undocked from the Station at 1734 GMT on April 29. The weather in Florida was bad at the planned May 1 landing time, so Endeavour landed in California. The deorbit burn was at 1502 GMT on May 1, with landing at 1610:42 GMT on runway 22 at Edwards. Endeavour returned to the Kennedy Space Center atop a Boeing 747 SCA aircraft on May 9.


2001 April 20 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    The crew of the shuttle Endeavour worked this morning to prepare for its Saturday docking with the International Space Station and for the two planned spacewalks while there. The chase to catch up with the waiting station and its Expedition Two crew continues with another in the series of rendezvous maneuvers scheduled for about 5:30 this morning. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 20 - .
2001 April 21 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Space Shuttle Endeavour and its seven crewmembers began rendezvous preparations shortly after 3 a.m. today, which should culminate in an 8:32 a.m. docking to the International Space Station, which will be northeast of Hong Kong at an altitude of 240 miles. The shuttle is bringing an advanced robotic arm, experiments and supplies to the ever-growing science outpost. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 21 - .
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2001 April 22 - .
  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Helms, Parazynski, Phillips, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Now docked to the International Space Station, Endeavour and its seven-member crew are preparing for the first of two planned space walks set to begin about 6:20 this morning to install the orbiting outpost's Canadian built robotic arm. Called Canadarm2, the high-tech robotic arm is the most versatile ever flown in space. Additional Details: here....


2001 April 23 - .
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  • STS-100 Mission Status Report #24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ashby, Guidoni, Hadfield, Lonchakov, Parazynski, Phillips, Rominger. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-32 ISS EP-1, STS-100, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Weather permitting, Endeavour and its crew of seven will return to the Kennedy Space Center tomorrow morning, concluding a successful mission to install a new-generation robotic arm on the International Space Station, and a journey of more than 4.8 million miles. In preparation for tomorrow's landing opportunities, Commander Kent Rominger, Pilot Jeff Ashby and Flight Engineer John Phillips verified the performance of Endeavour's flight control systems and surfaces and steering jets. Additional Details: here....


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  • STS-121 (cancelled) - . Crew: Chiao, Phillips, Sharipov. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chiao, Phillips, Sharipov. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-121A. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Flight delayed after the Columbia disaster. No crew had been named at the time of the loss of Columbia. STS-121 was to have flown ISS Assembly mission ISS-9A.1, delivering the SPP with 4 Solar Arrays to the station, and have carried out a crew rotation..

2005 February 4 - .
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2005 April 15 - . 00:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-6 - . Call Sign: Basalt. Crew: Krikalyov, Phillips, Vittori. Return Crew: Krikalyov, Olsen, Phillips. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 216. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Olsen, Phillips, Vittori. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-5, Soyuz TMA-6, Soyuz TMA-6 Eneide. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 179.02 days. Decay Date: 2005-10-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 28640 . COSPAR: 2005-013A. Apogee: 360 km (220 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min.

    The Soyuz TMA-6 docked with International Space Station's Pirs module at 02:20 GMT on April 17. Commander of the long-duration EO-11 crew was Russian cosmonaut Sergey Krikalyov. Flight engineer and science officer was American astronaut John Phillips. Italian Roberto Vittori accompanied the EO-10 crew aboard Soyuz TMA-6 to the station on the European Space Agency EP-8 Eneide mission.


2005 April 16 - .
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2005 April 24 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chiao, Krikalyov, Phillips, Sharipov, Vittori. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-5, Soyuz TMA-6, Soyuz TMA-6 Eneide.

    After traveling more than 78 million miles aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 10 Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov returned to Earth today. With them was European Space Agency Astronaut Roberto Vittori, who had spent eight days aboard the orbiting complex doing research. Additional Details: here....


2005 April 29 - .
2005 May 6 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chiao, Krikalyov, Phillips, Sharipov. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-5, Soyuz TMA-6. Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips moved full speed ahead into their Expedition 11 maintenance and science work aboard the International Space Station during their third week in space. . Additional Details: here....

2005 May 13 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips continued routine maintenance and science experiments aboard the International Space Station this week as they wrapped up their first month in space. . Additional Details: here....

2005 May 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. The Expedition 11 crew, now into the second month of its stay on the International Space Station, had a varied week highlighted by repair of an exercise treadmill, tests of an oxygen supply and preparations for the Space Shuttle's Return to Flight. . Additional Details: here....

2005 May 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Collins, Eileen, Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114.

    The Expedition 11 crew entered its seventh week in space today, wrapping up a week highlighted by research, maintenance and training for photography tasks to be done during the Space Shuttle's Return to Flight mission in July. Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips spent several days conducting examinations of each other using an ultrasound device that provides data on the ability of crewmembers to conduct detailed medical exams in space. The experiment could have future applications for telemedicine or rural health care. Additional Details: here....


2005 June 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-28 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. A new capability was added to the operation of the International Space Station this week as a final round of tests to commission remote control of the Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm from the ground was completed. . Additional Details: here....

2005 June 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-29 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6.

    Aboard the International Space Station this week, the eleventh Expedition crew spent the latter part of its second month in space preparing for the arrival of new cargo as its commander quietly slipped into second place on the all-time human space endurance list. Additional Details: here....


2005 June 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-30 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. Carrying more than two tons of supplies, a Russian cargo spacecraft began a two-day trip to the International Space Station today after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. . Additional Details: here....

2005 June 17 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-31 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114. After a busy week of preparations, the Expedition 11 crew on the International Space Station is ready for Saturday's arrival of a Progress cargo craft bearing more than two tons of supplies and equipment. . Additional Details: here....

2005 June 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-32 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. An unpiloted Russian cargo ship linked up to the International Space Station today to deliver more than two tons of food, fuel, oxygen, water, supplies and spare parts. . Additional Details: here....

2005 June 24 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-33 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114. The International Space Station crew spent much of the week unpacking and using supplies from the newly docked Progress cargo craft. . Additional Details: here....

2005 July 1 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-34 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114. The residents of the International Space Station were informed today that they may welcome visitors arriving on a Space Shuttle in two weeks. . Additional Details: here....

2005 July 8 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-35 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. After a light duty three-day holiday weekend, the International Space Station Expedition 11 crew returned to work for a short, but intense week of science experiments, spacesuit preparations and packing for the upcoming Space Shuttle mission. . Additional Details: here....

2005 July 15 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-36 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114. The International Space Station Expedition 11 crew worked this week on final preparations for the arrival of the Space Shuttle Discovery on its STS-114 Return to Flight mission, now on hold. . Additional Details: here....

2005 July 19 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-37 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips left the International Space Station today for a short ride, relocating their Soyuz return craft from one docking port to another to free up a Russian airlock for a future spacewalk. . Additional Details: here....

2005 July 22 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-38 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips got ready this week for two upcoming Space Shuttle launches and a Space Station spacewalk, and supported two different continuing science investigations.. Additional Details: here....

2005 July 26 - .
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2005 July 30 - .
  • STS-114 MCC Status Report #09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Camarda, Collins, Eileen, Kelly, James, Krikalyov, Lawrence, Noguchi, Phillips, Robinson, Thomas, Andrew. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114.

    Space Shuttle Discovery's heat protective tiles and thermal blankets have been pronounced fit for entry after engineers reviewed the imagery and other data to judge their health. Analysis remains on the reinforced carbon-carbon wing leading edges and the protruding gap fillers identified earlier. Aerodynamics experts are evaluating the effect on surface heating that the gap fillers may cause to decide whether any work is necessary to reduce their size. Additional Details: here....


2005 July 30 - .
  • STS-114 MCC Status Report #10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Camarda, Collins, Eileen, Kelly, James, Lawrence, Noguchi, Phillips, Robinson. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114.

    Transfers of additional water and supplies to the International Space Station will continue Sunday as the crew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery begins Flight Day 6. The STS-114 mission was formally extended by one day as mission managers Saturday decided to spend one more day docked to the ISS. Additional Details: here....


2005 July 31 - .
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2005 August 1 - .
2005 August 1 - .
  • STS-114 MCC Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Camarda, Collins, Eileen, Kelly, James, Krikalyov, Lawrence, Noguchi, Phillips, Robinson, Thomas, Andrew. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114.

    STS-114 mission managers Monday gave the go-ahead for astronauts to remove two protruding gap fillers in Discovery's heat shield during a Wednesday space walk. Soichi Noguchi and Steve Robinson will attempt to simply pull the thin fabric fillers from between tiles in the forward area of the orbiter's underside. If the pull method is unsuccessful, the two will have tools to cut the material flush with the surface. Additional Details: here....


2005 August 2 - .
  • STS-114 MCC Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Collins, Eileen, Kelly, James, Krikalyov, Lawrence, Noguchi, Phillips, Robinson, Thomas, Andrew. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114.

    Space Shuttle mission managers Tuesday cleared Discovery's wing leading edge heat shield for re-entry as they methodically deal with concerns over the protruding tile gap fillers. The mission management team also discussed a "puffed out" insulating blanket outside the commander's cockpit window and has decided it poses no risk of overheating during entry. Engineers will continue to analyze whether it could pose a debris problem if it came loose during aerodynamic flight. Additional Details: here....


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2005 August 4 - .
  • STS-114 MCC Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Camarda, Collins, Eileen, Kelly, James, Krikalyov, Lawrence, Noguchi, Phillips, Robinson, Thomas, Andrew. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114.

    Now in their eleventh day of the mission and with three successful spacewalks behind them, the STS-114 crew of Space Shuttle Discovery is slated to begin preparations for undocking and the final day with their International Space Station counterparts. Their activities for the day include final equipment transfers, stowage and return of the robotic arm, boom and cargo container to the Shuttle payload bay. Additional Details: here....


2005 August 4 - .
  • STS-114 MCC Status Report #19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Collins, Eileen, Kelly, James, Krikalyov, Lawrence, Noguchi, Phillips, Robinson. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, STS-114.

    Space Shuttle Discovery's heat shield is cleared for the return to Earth early Monday after mission managers decided today that a fourth spacewalk to deal with a puffed out thermal blanket is unnecessary. Wind tunnel tests overnight at NASA's Ames Research Center in California showed little chance of any significant debris coming from the blanket at supersonic speeds. Further engineering analysis showed any debris released from the blanket was unlikely to hit structures on Discovery. Additional Details: here....


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2005 August 12 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-39 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. After saying goodbye to the visiting Space Shuttle Discovery Saturday, International Space Station Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA Science Officer John Phillips spent much of this week preparing for a spacewalk they will conduct next week.. Additional Details: here....

2005 August 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-40 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. More milestones met on the International Space Station this week, with the Expedition 11 crewmembers completing a spacewalk just days after the Commander became the most experienced space traveler in history.. Additional Details: here....

2005 August 19 - . 19:02 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-11-1 - . Crew: Krikalyov, Phillips. EVA Duration: 0.21 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6.

    Krikalyov and Phillips retrieved external exposure experiments (Biorisk, left on the Pirs module by the EO-11 crew seven months earlier; Micro-Particles Capturer and Space Environment Exposure Device on the Zarya module). On the Zvezda module they installed a backup television camerafor future use in docking the European Automated Transfer Vehicle. After checking and collecting other external experiments, they were 45 minutes behind timeline, and the planned relocation of a Strela cargo crane adapter from Zarya to the Unity node was cancelled.


2005 August 26 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-41 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. The residents of the International Space Station this week unloaded cargo delivered to them last month by Discovery's astronauts, prepared for the arrival of more supplies and repaired a key component of the outpost's environmental control system.. Additional Details: here....

2005 September 1 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-42 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. The International Space Station's Expedition 11 crewmembers completed 20 weeks in space this week and focused on an upcoming cargo ship exchange and computer software transition.. Additional Details: here....

2005 September 8 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-43 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6.

    A new shipment of supplies is on its way to the International Space Station. The ISS Progress 19 resupply vehicle lifted off today from its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 8:08 a.m. CDT (7:08 p.m. Baikonur time). Less than 10 minutes later, the cargo ship reached orbit, and its solar arrays and navigational antennas were deployed for its two-day trip to the orbital outpost. Additional Details: here....


2005 September 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-44 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, McArthur, Phillips, Tokarev. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, Soyuz TMA-7.

    A 2˝-ton delivery arrived at the back door of the International Space Station today as an unpiloted Russian cargo ship linked up to the Zvezda module's docking port at 9:42 a.m. CDT, filled with supplies for Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips and spare parts for repair to some Station systems. Additional Details: here....


2005 September 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-45 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, Phillips. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6. The installation of a replacement part for an oxygen-generating system, unpacking a recently arrived cargo carrier and the disassembly of a radiation-detection experiment highlighted this week's activities aboard the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2005 September 30 - .
2005 September 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-46 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, McArthur, Olsen, Phillips, Tokarev. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, Soyuz TMA-7. Preparations for arrival of the next crew of the space station, scientific activities and maintenance highlighted this week's activities aboard the orbiting laboratory.. Additional Details: here....

2005 October 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-48 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, McArthur, Olsen, Phillips, Tokarev. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, Soyuz TMA-7. New residents arrived at the international space station this morning to begin a six-month mission that will carry them through the new year into next spring.. Additional Details: here....

2005 October 7 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-49 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, McArthur, Olsen, Phillips, Tokarev. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, Soyuz TMA-7.

    Following the docking of the Soyuz spacecraft early Monday morning, the space station is now home to a new crew. Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, joined by spaceflight participant Gregory Olsen, spent the week on board with the Expedition 11 crew performing handover and transfer activities. Additional Details: here....


2005 October 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-50 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov, McArthur, Olsen, Phillips, Tokarev. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-6, Soyuz TMA-7.

    After traveling 75 million miles during six months on the international space station, Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA ISS Science Officer John Phillips returned to Earth today. With them was American Greg Olsen, who spent eight days on the station under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Additional Details: here....


2005 October 11 - . 01:09 GMT - .
2009 March 15 - . 23:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-119 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Acaba, Antonelli, Archambault, Arnold, Ricky, Phillips, Swanson. Payload: Discovery F35 /. Mass: 120,860 kg (266,450 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-119. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 12.81 days. Decay Date: 2009-03-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 34541 . COSPAR: 2009-012A. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi). Perigee: 335 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Crew: Archambault, Antonelli, Phillips, Swanson, Acaba, Arnold. ISS assembly mission. Delivered to the ISS and installed the fourth starboard truss segment (ITS S6) and fourth set of solar arrays and batteries..


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