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Subject:
        KSC Status Report
   Date:
        Wed, 20 Sep 2000 05:34:46 -0400
   From:
        "Buckingham-1, Bruce" <BuckiWB@kscems.ksc.nasa.gov>
     To:
        "'1 SHUTTLE-STATUS@news.ksc.nasa.gov'"
<shuttle-status@news.ksc.nasa.gov>




KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS
KSC Contact: Joel Wells                                 Wednesday, Sept.
20,
2000

(5:33 a.m.)

NOTE:  This is an orbiter processing report and does not necessarily
reflect
the chronological order of upcoming Space Shuttle flights. Visit
http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/schedule/schedule.htm on the KSC Home

Page for the latest schedule of future Shuttle missions.

LANDING DAY

MISSION: STS-106 -  4th  ISS Flight (2A.2b) - SPACEHAB

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Shuttle Landing Facility
OFFICIAL KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Sept. 8, 2000 at 8:45 a.m. EDT
OFFICIAL KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Sept. 20, 2000 at 3:56 a.m.
MISSION DURATION: 11 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes
CREW: Wilcutt, Altman, Lu, Malenchenko, Morukov, Mastracchio, Burbank
ORBITAL ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 177 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

NOTE: Shuttle Processing Note: Space Shuttle Atlantis today completed
the
4th Shuttle mission to the International Space Station with an on time
landing at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at 3:56 a.m. on orbit
185.
At the conclusion of mission STS-106, Atlantis and crew had traveled
about
4.9 million miles.

The main landing gear touched down on SLF runway 15 at 3:56:48 a.m.
With
the aid of its drag chute, Atlantis came to a complete stop at 3:58:01
a.m.
Following routine safing and offloading efforts, workers will tow
Atlantis
to Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 as early as 7:30 a.m. today.

The flight crew will remain over night at KSC and depart for their homes
in
Houston, TX, Thursday afternoon.  STS-106 marked the 15th nighttime
landing
in Shuttle history and the 23rd consecutive landing at KSC.

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