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STS-95 - Discovery - U.S. Senator John Glenn
« on: 12/10/2016 10:51 AM »
STS-95 Mission Highlights

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Published on Dec 8, 2016
On Oct. 29, 1998, astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn launched as a payload specialist aboard space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-95 as part of a seven-person crew including Commander Curtis Brown, Pilot Steven Lindsey, Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephen Robinson and Pedro Duque, and Payload Specialist Chiaki Mukai. At the age of 77, Glenn was the oldest person to date to fly in space. During the nine-day mission, Glennís presence on the flight provided valuable data on how weightlessness affected him compared to his experience 36 years earlier on his Friendship 7 flight. Medical data also gathered on the effects of spaceflight and weightlessness on the elderly. Mission objectives included a variety of science experiments, the deployment and retrieval of the Spartan free-flyer payload, and operations with the Hubble Space Telescope Orbiting Systems Test (HOST) and the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker payloads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYMLQyYF32s?t=001

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Re: STS-95 - Discovery - U.S. Senator John Glenn
« Reply #1 on: 12/12/2016 01:52 PM »
There's some nice ET sep footage that I've never seen, and of course the never seen camerawork in the mid deck.

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Re: STS-95 - Discovery - U.S. Senator John Glenn
« Reply #2 on: 12/13/2016 08:03 PM »
What was the issue with the drogue chute? I noticed it wasn't used on landing, and there was some chatter about deployment during re-entry.

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Re: STS-95 - Discovery - U.S. Senator John Glenn
« Reply #3 on: 12/13/2016 08:26 PM »
What was the issue with the drogue chute? I noticed it wasn't used on landing, and there was some chatter about deployment during re-entry.
Drag chute compartment door fell off during main engine ignition and there was some concern that the drag chute was either damaged or could deploy on its own.
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