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Shuttle Mission: STS-111
Orbiter: Endeavour
Date: June 5, 2002

Did You Know?

The Final Inspection Team (also Image: Montage of images including the Space Shuttle and American Flagknown as the Ice Team) is composed of six NASA and contractor members -- five engineers and one safety representative.

Members of the team carry binoculars and a telescope to get a better look at hard to see areas. Highly visible orange protective coveralls keep the team in sight at all times. Each member carries a self-contained emergency breathing unit with about 10 minutes of air.

Team Objectives:

Assess the integrity of the thermal insulation on the External Tank (ET); Look for ice or frost formations on the tank; Measure temperatures on various parts of the vehicle; and, assess debris concerns on the vehicle and pad that could impact launch or flight safety.

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Final Inspection Team


T-6 and counting...
Propellant tanking began at 8:41 a.m. EDT.

If Endeavour launches today --
 

Docking with the International Space Station will take place on June 7, 2002 at 12:18 p.m. EDT.

Undocking will occur on June 15, 2002 at 10:40 a.m. EDT.

Landing at KSC will occur on June 17, 2000 at 11:50 a.m. EDT.

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To learn more about Kennedy Space Center and how Space Shuttles are processed, visit our
  Alligators & Rocket Ships web site (Note:  This is a graphic-intensive site and may be difficult to view with low speed Modems or when this web site receives heavy traffic loads).

STS-111 mission status briefings will be held daily throughout the mission.  Times of these briefings are available in the NASA TV schedule at: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/index.html

STS-111 photos are online (Note:  This is a graphic-intensive site and may be difficult to view with low speed Modems or when this web site receives heavy traffic loads).

Review the latest Launch Weather Forecast.

Endeavour will be launched into an orbit inclined 51.6 degrees to the equator and will fly at an altitude of 122 nautical miles.

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March 17, 2003 Online coverage by: Dennis Armstrong (NASA), Anna Heiney (IDI)
Web Development: Lynda Warnock & Debbie Barton (FDC)
Video Production: Chris Chamberland (Photobition)
Countdown Clock by: Jim Fitzgerald (FDC)
NASA Official: Dennis Armstrong (Dennis.Armstrong-1@ksc.nasa.gov)

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