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STS-118 MISSION



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

STS-118 MISSION


Currently scheduled for August 7, 2007, the STS-118 crew will launch 
into space to continue the extraordinary task of assembling the 
International Space Station. In addition to delivering the Starboard 5 
Truss Segment and the External Stowage Platform 3 to the ISS, it will be 
the first flight of an Educator Astronaut, mission specialist Barbara 
Morgan.

Image to right: The STS-118 mission patch.
Credit: NASA
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<http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/stseducation/home/STS-118_Crew_Patch.html>

An Educator Astronaut is a fully qualified astronaut who brings 
expertise in K-12 education. With their education background, Educator 
Astronauts will help lead NASA in the development of new ways to connect 
space exploration with the classroom, and to inspire the next generation 
of explorers, while ensuring a successful mission.

Bookmark this site. It will be your resource center for education 
information related to this upcoming mission.

*Mission Profile:*
Launch: Currently scheduled for August 7, 2007
Orbiter: Endeavour 
<http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/orbitersend.html>
Commander: Scott Kelly 
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Pilot: Charlie Hobaugh 
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Mission Specialist 1: Tracy Caldwell 
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Mission Specialist 2: Rick Mastracchio 
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Mission Specialist 3: Dave Williams 
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Mission Specialist 4: Barbara Morgan 
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Mission Specialist 5: Alvin Drew 
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