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Orbiter: Columbia
Shuttle Mission: STS-107
Date: February 1, 2003

Image: Montage of Vehicle Assembly Building with American Flag and shuttles landing.KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The crew of Shuttle Columbia is given the "go" for deorbit burn, the braking maneuver that will send them back to Earth. During the burn, the orbiter is turned to a tail-first position, and the Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) engines are fired, slowing the aircraft. As it begins its descent toward Earth, the orbiter is turned back to a head-first, belly-forward position to deflect the heat of reentry.The 16-day research mission will include FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB. Experiments on the module range from material sciences to life sciences.

 

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Deorbit Burn
February 1, 2003

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The crew is "go" for the deorbit burn.
The crew is "go" for the deorbit burn. (Includes NASA commentary)
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