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Shuttle Landing Facts



KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS_______________
KSC Contact: Joel Wells
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001

LANDING DAY

MISSION: STS-98 -  7th  ISS Flight (5A) - U.S. Laboratory

VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104
LOCATION: Edwards Air Force Base, California
KSC LAUNCH DATE/TIME: Feb. 7, 2001 at 6:13:02 p.m. EST
KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Feb. 20, 2001 at 3:33 p.m. EST
MISSION DURATION: 12 days, 21 hours and 21 minutes
CREW: Cockrell, Polansky, Curbeam, Jones, Ivins
ORBITAL INSERTION ALTITUDE and INCLINATION: 173 nautical miles/51.6 degrees

Shuttle Processing Note:  Space Shuttle Atlantis today completed the 7th
Shuttle mission to the International Space Station with a landing at Edwards
Air Force Base in California at 3:33 p.m. EST.  After 13 days in space, the
five-member crew had traveled a total of 5.3 million miles.  Clouds and the
threat of precipitation lead flight controllers to wave-off today's final
KSC landing opportunity.

The astronaut flight crew will remain overnight at EAFB and depart for their
homes in Houston, Texas, tomorrow.  The STS-98 landing marks the 47th
landing at EAFB in Shuttle history.  The last Shuttle landing at EAFB was on
mission STS-92.  Shuttle managers are assessing the work plan to turn
Atlantis around for a ferry flight back to KSC.

    Eastern Time  Mission Elapsed Time
Main Gear Touchdown:  3:33:05 p.m.    12 days, 21 hours, 20
minutes, 3 seconds
Nose Gear Touchdown: 3:33:17 p.m.   12 days, 21 hours, 20
minutes, 15 seconds            Wheel Stop:
3:34:02 p.m.   12 days, 21 hours, 21 minutes



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