Tue, Dec 09, 2003
Plans For STS-121 Come Together
Four NASA astronauts have
been chosen to fly on the newly created Space Shuttle mission,
STS-121. It is the mission following the Space Shuttle's Return to
Veteran astronaut Steven W. Lindsey (Col., USAF--pictured below)
is the commander of STS-121. Mark E. Kelly (Cmdr., USN) is the
pilot; Carlos I. Noriega (Lt. Col., USMC, Ret.) and Michael E.
Fossum are the mission specialists. Other crewmembers will be named
STS-121 was added to the flight schedule to help accommodate the
growing list of requirements originally assigned to the Return to
Flight mission. The crew will re-supply the International Space
Station with equipment and consumables. They will also continue the
testing and development of new hardware and procedures designed to
make Space Shuttle flight safer.
The crew recently began their pre-mission training together at
NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. Initial activities focus on
general procedural training on Shuttle and Station systems,
preliminary spacewalk development and robotics training.
Lindsey is a three-time Shuttle astronaut, including commanding
the STS-104 mission in 2001. Kelly has flown in space once, and
Noriega twice. Fossum is making his first trip.
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