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Sunday, December 10, 2006



STS-116 Launch

Launch of STS-116.
Launch of STS-116.
Credit: NY Times
Discovery launched at 8:47 p.m. EST 8-Dec-6, carrying 7 crew aboard. They plan to dock with the ISS around 5 a.m. Monday. The crew will add new truss and rewire some of the station. The crew includes: Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot William Oefelein ,Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam, Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham, Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick, Mission Specialist Christer Fuglesang, Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, and Flight Engineer Thomas Reiter (ESA).

For more info on the mission and crew bios, see the NASA page.


- posted by Jim @ 8:43 EST