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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACE SHUTTLE STATUS REPORT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1994 (1:20 PM EDT) MISSION: STS-68 -- SPACE RADAR LABORATORY-2 FLIGHT DAY 12/LANDING DAY VEHICLE: Endeavour/OV-105 ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 138 sm LOCATION: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. INCLINATION: 57 degrees KSC LAUNCH DATE and TIME: Sept. 30, 1994 at 7:16 a.m. EDT EDWARDS LANDING DATE and TIME: Oct. 11 at 1:02 p.m. EDT MISSION ELAPSED TIME (MET): 11 days/5 hours/47 minutes/8 seconds Endeavour's two landing opportunities at Kennedy Space Center today were waved off due to clouds and the potential for rain in the area of the landing facility. Endeavour was then directed to land at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Landing at Edwards occurred at 1:02 p.m. EDT today on concrete runway 22. Main gear touchdown: -----1:02.09 p.m. EDT (MET: 11 days, 5 hrs., 46 mins., 9 sec.) Nose gear touchdown: ---- 1:02.21 p.m. EDT (MET: 11 days, 5 hrs., 46 mins., 21 sec.) Wheels stop: ------------ 1:03.08 p.m. EDT (MET: 11 days, 5 hrs., 47 mins., 8 sec.) CREW: Commander Michael Baker; Pilot Terry Wilcutt; and Mission Specialists Steve Smith, Dan Bursch, Peter Wisoff and Thomas Jones. MISSION: STS-66 -- ATLAS-3/CRISTA-SPAS VEHICLE: Atlantis/OV-104 ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 189 sm LOCATION: Pad 39B INCLINATION: 57 degrees TARGET LAUNCH DATE: Nov. 3 CREW SIZE: 6 LAUNCH TIME: 11:56 a.m. EST LAUNCH WINDOW: 1 hour/2 minutes TARGET KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: Nov. 14/7:42 a.m. MISSION DURATION: 10 days/20 hours IN WORK TODAY: Pad validations Crew arrival for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (4:45 p.m. today) Install payload Main engine leak checks WORK SCHEDULED: Crew emergency egress training T-0 for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (Friday) WORK COMPLETED: Rotate service structure around vehicle Roll out to pad 39B Open payload bay doors Main engine securing MISSION: STS-63 -- MIR RENDEZVOUS and SPACEHAB-3 VEHICLE: Discovery/OV-103 ORBITAL ALTITUDE: 196 sm LOCATION: OPF bay 2 INCLINATION: 51.60 degrees TARGET LAUNCH PERIOD: early February CREW SIZE: 6 APPROX. LAUNCH TIME: very early morning KSC LANDING DATE/TIME: TBD LAUNCH WINDOW: 5 minutes MISSION DURATION: 8 days/4 hours IN WORK TODAY: Main engine removal preparations Forward reaction control system functional checks Preparations to remove LITE and Spartan 201 payloads WORK SCHEDULED: TACAN activation and test Remove LITE and Spartan 201 payloads Remove space shuttle main engines WORK COMPLETED: Structural checks and tests Tire and wheel assembly removal Open payload bay doors Flight control frequency response test Deploy Ku-band antenna MISSION: STS-73 -- UNITED STATES MICROGRAVITY LABORATORY-2 VEHICLE: Columbia/OV-102 LOCATION: En route to Palmdale, Calif. NOTE: Columbia, riding atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft remained on the ground at Ellington Field in Houston, Tx., last night after arriving from Huntsville, Ala., where it remained Saturday and Sunday nights. The orbiter/SCA departed Houston today at about 8:30 a.m. EDT en route to Biggs Army Airfield, El Paso, Tx., for refueling. The vehicle is scheduled to continue its journey to Palmdale with a 3 p.m. EDT estimated time of arrival in California. If fuel permits, the 747 SCA with Columbia on top, may make a flyby of Edwards Air Force Base with Endeavour still parked on the runway. At Palmdale, Columbia will undergo a scheduled six-month orbiter maintenance down period. When Columbia returns to KSC early next year, processing will begin for mission STS-73 scheduled for launch in late summer 1995.