Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, Launch Director Mike Leinbach welcomes (from left) STS-116 Mission Specialists Joan Higginbotham, Robert Curbeam and Commander Mark Polansky upon their arrival at KSC aboard T-38 jet aircraft for the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on Dec. 7. On the mission, the crew will deliver truss segment, P5, to the International Space Station and begin the intricate process of reconfiguring and redistributing the power generated by two pairs of U.S. solar arrays. The P5 will be mated to the P4 truss that was delivered and attached during the STS-115 mission in September. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, Launch Director Mike Leinbach welcomes (from left) STS-116 Mission Specialists Joan Higginbotham, Robert Curbeam and Commander Mark Polansky upon their arrival at KSC aboard T-38 jet aircraft for the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on Dec. 7. On the mission, the crew will deliver truss segment, P5, to the International Space Station and begin the intricate process of reconfiguring and redistributing the power generated by two pairs of U.S. solar arrays. The P5 will be mated to the P4 truss that was delivered and attached during the STS-115 mission in September. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Release Date: 
12/03/2006
Photo Credit: 
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Release: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
facet_who: 
Joan Higginbotham
facet_what: 
International Space Station (ISS)
facet_where: 
Florida
facet_when: 
12-03-2006
facet_when_year: 
2006
Photo Number: 
KSC-06PD-2631
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-06PD-2631
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30605