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STS-93 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS093 (S)-001 (Sept. 1998) --- The STS-93 mission patch, as designed by the five crew members. The STS-93 mission will carry the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) into low Earth orbit initiating its planned five-year astronomy mission. AXAF is the third of NASA's great observatories, following the Hubble Space Telescope and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. AXAF will provide scientists an order-of-magnitude improvement over current capabilities at X-ray wavelengths. Observations of X-ray emissions from energetic galaxies and clusters, as well as black holes, promise to greatly expand current understanding of the origin and evolution of our universe. The STS-93 patch depicts AXAF separating from the Space Shuttle Columbia after a successful deployment. A spiral galaxy is shown in the background as a possible target for AXAF observations. The two flags represent the international crew, consisting of astronauts from both the United States and France. The NASA insignia design for Shuttle flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which we do not anticipate, it will be publicly announced.
STS-93 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS093-(S)-002 (Sept. 1998) --- The five astronauts assigned to fly aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia early next year for the STS-93 mission pose with a small model of their primary payload-the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF). From the left are astronauts Eileen M. Collins, mission commander; Steven A. Hawley, mission specialist; Jeffrey S. Ashby, pilot; Michel Tognini and Catherine G. Coleman, both mission specialists. Tognini represents France's Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The scheduled five-day mission will feature the deployment of AXAF, which will enable scientists to conduct comprehensive studies of exotic phenomena in the universe. Among bodies studied will be exploding stars, quasars and black holes.
STS-93 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS093-321-035 (23-27 July 1999) --- Astronauts Catherine G. (Cady) Coleman and Michel Tognini, mission specialists, check out the Lightweight Flexible Solar Array Hinge (LFSAH, upper left) on Columbia's middeck. LFSAH consists of several hinges fabricated from shape-memory alloys and other spacecraft appendages. During the five-day STS-93 flight, the experiment demonstrated the deployment capability of a number of hinge configurations. The experiment is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab, Kirtland Air Force Base. Tognini represents the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) of France.
STS-93 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS093-347-027 (23-27 July 1999) --- Astronauts Steven A. Hawley (left) and Michel Tognini, mission specialists, are pictured with the Southwest Ultraviolet Imaging System (SWUIS) on the middeck of the Space Shuttle Columbia. SWUIS was used during the mission to image planets and other solar system bodies in order to explore their atmospheres and surfaces in ultraviolet (UV) region of the spectrum, which astronomers value for diagnostic work. Tognini represents the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) of France.
STS-99 Shuttle Mission ...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS099-329-019 (11-22 February 2000) --- Astronaut Janet L. Kavandi, mission specialist, appears joyous over the success of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and other experiments on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The Red Team member is standing beneath an electronic still camera (ESC) mounted in Endeavour's overhead windows. The camera stayed busy throughout the ll-day mission taking vertical imagery of Earth points of opportunity for the EarthKAM project. Students across the United States and in France, Germany and Japan took photos throughout the STS-99 mission. And they are using these new photos, plus all the images already available in the EarthKAM system, to enhance their classroom learning in Earth and space science, social studies, geography, mathematics and more.
STS-103 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS103-S-008 (19 December 1999) --- The Space Shuttle Discovery, framed by Florida foliage, clears the launch structure and heads toward the clear night sky to begin the 96th mission in the STS program. Liftoff occurred at 7:50 p.m. (EST), December 19, 1999 from Launch Pad 39B. Onboard were astronauts Curtis L. BrownJr., Scott J. Kelly, Steven L. Smith, C. Michael Foale, John M. Grunsfeld, Claude Nicollier and Jean-Francois Clervoy. Swtizerland's Nicollier and France's Clervoy represent the European Space Agency (ESA).
STS-103 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS103-S-005 (19 December 1999) --The Space Shuttle Discovery rises into the clear night sky to begin the 96th mission in the STS program. Liftoff occurred at 7:50 p.m. (EST), December 19, 1999 from Launch Pad 39B. Onboard were astronauts Curtis L. Brown, Jr., Scott J. Kelly, Steven L. Smith, C. Michael Foale, John M. Grunsfeld, Claude Nicollier and Jean-Francois Clervoy. Swtizerland's Nicollier and France's Clervoy represent the European Space Agency (ESA).
STS-103 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS103-S-006 (19 December 1999) --- The Space Shuttle Discovery, reflected in nearby water, lifts off into the clear night sky to begin the 96th mission in the STS program. Liftoff occurred at 7:50 p.m. (EST), December 19, 1999 from Launch Pad 39B. Onboard were astronauts Curtis L. Brown, Jr., Scott J. Kelly, Steven L. Smith, C. Michael Foale, John M. Grunsfeld, Claude Nicollier and Jean-Francois Clervoy. Swtizerland's Nicollier and France's Clervoy represent the European Space Agency (ESA).
STS-108 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS108-723-038 (5-17 December 2001) --- The high spine of the Pyrenees Mountains at the French and Spanish border is snow covered in this 70mm frame, photographed from the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The highest point of the Pyrenees is 3404 meters, though outside the area pictured. Snow-free foothills of the Pyrenees in Aquitaine (France) appear at the bottom (north is to the bottom of the view). According to geologists studying the STS-108 photo collection, the Pyrenees range began forming about 320 million years ago and was strongly uplifted again during early stages of Eurasian-African plate collision. Complex folded strata on the Spanish side (near Pamplona) appear as bends and waves in foothill rock across the top of the view. Tin, tungsten, talc, fluorite, barium and gold have been mined from the mountains, and petroleum is produced from the adjacent Aquitaine sedimentary basin.
STS-111 Shuttle Mission...
2004-04-03 0:0:0
 
Description STS111-S-001 --- The STS-111 patch symbolizes the hardware, people, and partner nations that contribute to the flight. The Space Shuttle rises on the plume of the Astronaut Office symbol, carrying the Canadian Mobile Base System (MBS) for installation while docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission is named UF-2 for ISS Utilization Flight number two. The ISS orbit completes the Astronaut Office symbol and is colored red, white, and blue to represent the flags of the United States, Russia, France, and Costa Rica. The Earth background shows Italy, which contributes the Multi Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) used on this flight to re-supply ISS. The ten stars in the sky represent the ten astronauts and cosmonauts on orbit during the flight, and the star at the top of the patch represents the Johnson Space Center, in the state of Texas, from which the flight is managed. The names of the STS-111 crew border the upper part of the patch, and the Expedition Five (going up) and Expedition Four (coming down) crews? names form the bottom of the patch. The NASA insignia design for Shuttle flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the forms of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, the change will be publicly announced.
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