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STS 121


Launch id 06028
Launch date 4 Jul 2006 at 18:38 UT
Launch site Cape Canaveral LC39B
Type Discovery #32
Crew Steve Lindsey, Commander
Mark Kelly, Pilot
Michael Fossum
Lisa Nowak
Stephanie Wilson
Piers Sellers
Thomas Reiter (ESA)
Landing date 17 Jul 2006 at 13:14 UT
Landing site Cape Canaveral
Payload none

Brings the MPLM Leonardo (Multi-Purpose Logistics Module). Will allow the number of astronauts remaining on board the ISS to be increased from two to three.

Deployed the ISS robotic arm, with its attached camera, to examine the exterior of the shuttle for damage. Two of the astronauts did a 6.5-hour spacewalk to test the capability of the 30-meter robotic arm to repair any damage to the shuttle's exterior.

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