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Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« on: 12/17/2011 06:19 PM »
March 22, 1993 - RSLS abort

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #1 on: 12/17/2011 06:25 PM »
Crew breakfast

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #2 on: 12/17/2011 06:28 PM »
Sunrise

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #3 on: 12/17/2011 06:32 PM »
Crew exit

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #4 on: 12/17/2011 06:36 PM »
Crew ingress

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #5 on: 12/17/2011 06:41 PM »
Oberpfaffenhofen during final countdown

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #6 on: 12/17/2011 06:48 PM »
German TV station n-tv live coverage

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #7 on: 12/17/2011 06:55 PM »
We have main engine start - we have an abort

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #8 on: 12/17/2011 07:00 PM »
Viel Lärm um Nichts - Much Ado About Nothing

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #9 on: 12/17/2011 07:08 PM »
Oberpfaffenhofen shortly after the abort

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« Reply #10 on: 12/17/2011 07:13 PM »
Shutting down the vehicle
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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #11 on: 12/17/2011 07:18 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: 12/17/2011 07:28 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: 12/17/2011 07:34 PM »
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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #14 on: 12/17/2011 07:50 PM »
German officials reaction


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« Reply #15 on: 12/17/2011 07:59 PM »
KSC press conference
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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #16 on: 12/17/2011 08:09 PM »
German evening news coverage of the abort

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« Reply #17 on: 12/17/2011 09:21 PM »
Engine repairs

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« Reply #18 on: 12/17/2011 09:56 PM »
Jim Harrington and Bob Crippen explaining the reasons for the launch delay to German science reporter Ranga Yogeshwar. -  By the way - for all German members of NSF who know the guy: This was the premiere edition of the "Quarks & Co" science show.
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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #19 on: 12/17/2011 10:26 PM »
April 24, 1993 - 2nd attempt, another delay

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #24 on: 12/17/2011 11:18 PM »
April 26, 1993 - Launch


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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #25 on: 12/17/2011 11:22 PM »
Crew breakfast
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« Reply #27 on: 12/17/2011 11:33 PM »
Oberpfaffenhofen Mission Control, Munich

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Re: Columbia STS-55 / Spacelab D2 - Screenshots
« Reply #40 on: 12/18/2011 12:44 AM »
Inside Oberpfaffenhofen Mission Control STS-55 backup payload specialists Renate Brümmer and Gerhard Thiele obviously are really thrilled.

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« Reply #42 on: 12/18/2011 12:57 AM »
Third time lucky - so today we see a lot of happy faces.

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« Reply #43 on: 12/18/2011 03:10 AM »
WOW!!!! are they any video of this? It would be great to add to a collection.

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« Reply #44 on: 12/18/2011 08:41 AM »
WOW!!!! are they any video of this? It would be great to add to a collection.

No videos, I'm afraid.  But a lot more screenshots. Stay tuned.
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« Reply #50 on: 12/18/2011 05:26 PM »
i saw columbia STS 55 on the launch pad i took a ton of pictures of Columbia on the Pad before the RSLS abort and bob seick sent me a launch pass for that mission
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« Reply #65 on: 12/18/2011 07:15 PM »
ROTEX - remote manipulator experiment

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« Reply #66 on: 12/18/2011 07:19 PM »
May 2, 1993 - Mission extended by one day

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« Reply #67 on: 12/18/2011 07:42 PM »
Rise and shine

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« Reply #74 on: 12/18/2011 09:04 PM »
Harris and Schlegel playing with a snow globe in zero g

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« Reply #75 on: 12/18/2011 09:20 PM »
Ulrich Walter taking us on a flight deck tour

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« Reply #76 on: 12/18/2011 09:31 PM »
... and down into the middeck

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« Reply #77 on: 12/18/2011 09:38 PM »
A floating magnet shows us the direction of our planet's magnetic field

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« Reply #78 on: 12/18/2011 09:52 PM »
Hans Schlegel showing us the galley and the toilet aboard Columbia

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« Reply #81 on: 12/18/2011 10:50 PM »
Media events

D2 Science Coordinator Ulf Merbold became West-Germany's first astronaut during Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 in 1983 and flew again aboard Discovery STS-42 in 1992. During his third and final trip into space in 1994 Soyuz TM-20 would carry him to the MIR space station.

D2 backup PS Gerhard Thiele would fly aboard Endeavour STS-99 / SRTM in 2000. The second backup PS, Renate Brümmer, never flew into space.
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« Reply #82 on: 12/18/2011 11:03 PM »
In Germany there had been a student contest. The children had been asked to draw a spaceship. The winning picture was carried into space. At the start of the presentation CDR Steve Nagel spoke German:

"Willkommen an Bord des Space Shuttle Columbia..." ("Welcome aboard...")
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« Reply #83 on: 12/18/2011 11:17 PM »
ZDF "Heute-Journal" news anchor Wolf von Lojewski interviewing the crew

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« Reply #84 on: 12/18/2011 11:24 PM »
"RTL Aktuell" anchor Peter Klöppel and the STS-55 crew

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« Reply #85 on: 12/18/2011 11:29 PM »
Official DLR PR event at Oberpfaffenhofen Mission Control, Munich

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« Reply #86 on: 12/18/2011 11:38 PM »
Official crew photo

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« Reply #88 on: 12/19/2011 07:40 AM »

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« Reply #89 on: 12/19/2011 07:46 AM »
May 6, 1993 - Landing Day

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« Reply #91 on: 12/19/2011 08:10 AM »
Flight director Wayne Hale waving off the first landing attempt because of unfavourable weather conditions at Kennedy Space Center. Columbia now will land at Edwards AFB in California.
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« Reply #98 on: 12/19/2011 09:53 AM »
Steve Nagel: Wheels stop, Houston.

CapCom (Curt Brown): Roger. Willkommen zuhause, Columbia... (Welcome home, Columbia)... Congratulations on a very successful international mission. There's a lot of folks all around the world who are very excited about the knowledge gained during your mission. Congratulations.

Steve Nagel: Vielen Dank. (Thank you very much.)

Wayne Hale: No post-landing deltas.


         

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Meanwhile at Oberpfaffenhofen Mission Control, Munich:

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German astronaut Reinhard Furrer (left) following the landing of Columbia - in 1985 he flew aboard Challenger STS 61-A / Spacelab D1. In 1995 Furrer died in a plane crash.
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Press release, 26 April 2018

25th anniversary of the D-2 mission – precursor to German and European research on the ISS

Hans Schlegel and Ulrich Walter, together with the United States crew members of the German-US Spacelab mission, still remember 26 April 1993 vividly: "For me personally, preparing and carrying out the D-2 mission is among the most exciting and intense
experiences of my 66 years," says Hans Schlegel, who was the payload specialist of the D-2 crew. His fellow astronaut Ulrich Walter summarises the mission with the US Spacelab research laboratory as follows: "If I were to organise the most effective
research mission with the best possible crew for the job today, I would do it exactly the same way."

Twenty-five years ago today, the physicist Hans Schlegel and astronautics engineer Ulrich Walter boarded the Columbia space shuttle for the second German Spacelab Mission, D-2: "The hyphen was added to avoid confusion with a German telephone provider
at the time," Schlegel explains. After several delays due to technical problems, Columbia finally lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 26 April 1993 at 10:50 local time (EDT), 16:50 CEST. The nine days originally planned for the mission
had become 10 days by the time the Space Shuttle finally touched down at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on 6 May 1993 and the crew set foot on solid ground again.

In addition to the German members Schlegel and Walter, the crew included astronauts Steven Nagel (Commander), Terence 'Tom' Henricks (Pilot) and mission specialists Jerry Ross, Charles Precourt and Bernard Harris. It was 1 April 1991 when Ross got
the all-important telephone call, and it was not an April Fool's joke: "I was in quarantine at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston four days before my third space shuttle mission – STS 37 – when I got a call asking me whether I could start my fourth
space flight with D-2 as Payload Commander. I did not hesitate for a moment and immediately agreed. In May 1991, I went to Germany and over the following 18 months, until the launch of D-2, I spent about half my time in Germany together with Bernard
Harris. We had to prepare 90 experiments from 11 countries – so we had a lot to do. But if anyone were to ask me now, 25 years on, if I would do it again, I would agree immediately."

The German Space Agency DARA, the predecessor of the current German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Space Administration in Bonn, was responsible for planning the experiments and the mission. The European Astronaut
Centre (EAC), which was under construction while the D-2 mission was being prepared, is in Cologne. Next door, on the DLR site, is the Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC), one of the user support centres, which developed from the ground support
programme for the D-2 mission. The mission was controlled around the clock from the DLR German Space Operations Center (GSOC) in Oberpfaffenhofen. D-2 was the first mission to use the current building.

"In 10 days, the D-2 crew succeeded in conducting an astounding 88 experiments in Spacelab, 61 of them from Germany. After Sigmund Jähn, who will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first spaceflight in August 2018, the Spacelab flights by Ulf
Merbold and the D1 mission, the D-2 mission in April 1993 marked a milestone in spaceflights by German astronauts," explains Walther Pelzer, Head of the DLR Space Administration. For the D-2 mission, Germany was responsible for the entire payload –
planning, management and operations. "Then, as now, the experiments were developed together with researchers in such a way that they could be conducted in microgravity conditions and bring new insights for both science and applications that are relevant
to people's lives here in Earth."

Hansjoerg Dittus, DLR Executive Board Member for Space Research and Technology, adds: "The D-2 mission is not just a 'historic' mission in the sense that we look back at it nostalgically after 25 years, but also because the results of the research
that was conducted then still have an impact on science today." For example, the deployment of DLR's ROTEX robotic arm was the first time in the history of spaceflight that a robot in space was controlled from Earth. It was the basis for a series of
successful experiments in which humans and robots work together as a team. Today, astronauts on the ISS can assign tasks to the DLR robot 'Rollin' Justin', which plans and executes them using artificial intelligence. DLR Oberpfaffenhofen will bring
together the D-2 crew again next week – on 4 May 2018, Bavarian Minister President Markus Soeder is meeting the astronauts and other mission team members at GSOC.

Historical background: In 1998, five German scientists started to train as astronauts for the D-2 mission. They included Germany's first two women astronauts, Renate Bruemmer and Heike Walpot, along with Ulrich Walter, Gerhard Thiele and Hans Schlegel.
In two-and-a-half years they all completed their basic training and went on to D-2 mission training in Germany, elsewhere in Europe and in the USA.

The flight crew was selected in early 1992. Brümmer and Thiele were trained as reserves, and Walpot as 'Crew Interface Coordinator', responsible for passing the instructions of the control centre – the GSOC in Oberpfaffenhofen – on to the Shuttle.
Schlegel: "The broad experimental scope of the D-2 mission required meticulous multi-year preparations, with all the teams contributing their expertise to the planning." In addition to the astronauts, research teams from all around the world were involved,
along with various control teams consisting of several hundred scientists. GSOC was responsible for conducting the experiments together with the US payload control centre in Huntsville. The Mission Control Center (MCC) in Houston was responsible for
launching the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center for preparing the Shuttle until the first seconds of flight.

D-2 mission experiments 

The 88 experiments conducted during the D-2 mission covered various fields of research: communications, automation and robotics, astronomy, Earth observation, biophysics, surface stability, mechanics, physics, crystals, biology and human physiology.
Sixty-one of these experiments were from Germany, seven from France, four from Denmark, four from Japan, three from Italy, two from Belgium, two from the Netherlands, two from the USA and one each from Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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Picture 6 and 7 - what are they wearing on their right side forehead?

Crew exit

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