STS-135 - Space Shuttle Atlantis Crew Participates in Emergency Exit Training Print
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Thursday, 23 June 2011 15:00
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The four-member crew of the final space shuttle flight received instruction on the operation of slidewire baskets during emergency exit training as part of the full launch dress rehearsal known as the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test on Launch Pad 39A on June 22 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test provides astronauts and ground crews with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization.

During the 12-day STS-135 mission, Atlantis’ astronauts will deliver to the International Space Station the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module filled with supplies, logistics and spare parts that will sustain station operations once the shuttles are retired this summer. Atlantis’ launch is targeted for July 8. This will be the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program.

Atlantis’ crew members are Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 17:44