Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-116 Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham is helped by the closeout crew in the White Room to secure her launch suit before climbing into Space Shuttle Discovery. Behind her is Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm that extends from the fixed service structure and provides entry into the orbiter. The first launch attempt of STS-116 on Dec. 7 was postponed due a low cloud ceiling over Kennedy Space Center. This second launch attempt is scheduled for 8:47 p.m. This is Discovery's 33rd mission and the first night launch since 2002. The 20th shuttle mission to the International Space Station, STS-116 carries another truss segment, P5. It will serve as a spacer, mated to the P4 truss that was attached in September. After installing the P5, the crew will reconfigure and redistribute the power generated by two pairs of U.S. solar arrays. Landing is expected Dec. 21 at KSC. Photo credit: NASA/Tony Gray & Don Kight

Description: 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-116 Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham is helped by the closeout crew in the White Room to secure her launch suit before climbing into Space Shuttle Discovery. Behind her is Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm that extends from the fixed service structure and provides entry into the orbiter. The first launch attempt of STS-116 on Dec. 7 was postponed due a low cloud ceiling over Kennedy Space Center. This second launch attempt is scheduled for 8:47 p.m. This is Discovery's 33rd mission and the first night launch since 2002. The 20th shuttle mission to the International Space Station, STS-116 carries another truss segment, P5. It will serve as a spacer, mated to the P4 truss that was attached in September. After installing the P5, the crew will reconfigure and redistribute the power generated by two pairs of U.S. solar arrays. Landing is expected Dec. 21 at KSC. Photo credit: NASA/Tony Gray & Don Kight
Release Date: 
12/09/2006
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: 
12-09-2006
facet_when_year: 
2006
Photo Number: 
KSC-06PP-2775
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-06PP-2775
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30790