Author Topic: STS-135/ULF-7 – The Final Flight’s Timeline Takes Shape (Full Overview Article)  (Read 8328 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Full mission timeline overview by Chris Gebhardt:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/06/sts-135-final-flights-timeline-takes-shape/

(via the STS-135 MOD FRR Presentations - all 12 presentations available on L2):

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Still no press kit for this flight?

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Lovely read Chris G and a great translation of the MOD stuff.

Still no press kit for this flight?

Not until the final week ahead of launch I think.

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Since neither spacewalk participant is an Atlantis crew member, is the EVA scheduled during the "135" flight considered a Shuttle or an ISS EVA?
Thank you.

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Wow, didn't think of that Atlantis will land on July 20th on the anniversary of Apollo 11.

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For a newbie who wants to understand more, this is great!  I had a question about the payload I was embarrassed to ask but the article and picture answered it for me.  Thanks so much for such an informative piece.

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Since neither spacewalk participant is an Atlantis crew member, is the EVA scheduled during the "135" flight considered a Shuttle or an ISS EVA?
Thank you.

From what I've seen, it's classed as STS-135 EVA-1 to distinguish it from traditional ISS crew EVAs done during stage operations when the Shuttle orbiter is not present.

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For a newbie who wants to understand more, this is great!  I had a question about the payload I was embarrassed to ask but the article and picture answered it for me.  Thanks so much for such an informative piece.

I'm glad you enjoyed the article and that it was able to answer your questions. :)

Offline Chris Bergin

Also related:

STS-135 Special Topics, Mission Timeline Get-wells Reviewed - by Chris Gebhardt:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/06/sts-135-special-topics-timeline-get-wells-reviewed/

Will set up a FRR specific thread this week, as we're going to be producing numerous mission overviews via the presentations. 

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Will Ron Garan and Mike Fossum have a mission patch on their suits for EVA during STS 135?

If so, will it be EXP-28 or STS 135?

Thank you.

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Will Ron Garan and Mike Fossum have a mission patch on their suits for EVA during STS 135?

If so, will it be EXP-28 or STS 135?

Thank you.

I would say that if they do, it would be EXP-28 since that is the crew they are a part of.

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In the event that the STS-135 crew needs to return aboard Soyuz, I understand it will be done over a 12-month period. I seem to recall hearing Doug Hurley say that he'd come home last after 12 months and Sandy Magnus will come home in third place after 9 months. What about Rex Walheim and Chris Ferguson?

Is there any particular reason why they'd be coming back in this particular sequence?

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See this site's news articles! http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/06/sts-135-special-topics-timeline-get-wells-reviewed/

Also, this question should be in the STS-135 area or Q&A, not general.
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Merged and Ben - you have L2 - it's all over the FRR presentations. We'll be writing it up as a later article for those who don't have access (and why the heck not? lol)

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Can anyone link to a good, general launch day timeline?  You know, something like Crew eats breakfast, suiting up, boarding the shuttle, tests, etc.?  I'd like to be able to give my son a sort of play-by-play for the launch. 

Or, should I just tune into a radio station for this?  What's the best station?

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There is usually a fairly detailed timeline posted on the NASA website giving details of events from L-3 days.  However, it is only posted just before it comes into effect.  The old STS-134 timeline can be viewed here:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news/134_countdown_milestones.html

The one for STS-135 should appear on this link in due course:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news/135_countdown_milestones.html

(It will show a "Page Not Found" error until it is created by NASA)

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The NASA site has a more generic and simplified version.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/launch/countdown101.html
So given the built-in holds, we'd probably be getting to KSC as they go into the T -3 Hour hold? 

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