SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT S-061906

06.19.06

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468

STATUS REPORT: S-061906

NASA’S SPACE SHUTTLE PROCESSING STATUS REPORT

Note: NASA’s Kennedy Space Center issues Space Shuttle Processing
Status Reports periodically and is the source for information
regarding processing activities associated with the vehicles and
payloads. This report does not necessarily reflect the chronological
order of future space shuttle missions. If you are a member of the
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Mission: STS-121 - 18th International Space Station Flight (ULF1.1) -
Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103)
Location: Launch Pad 39B
Target Launch Date: July 1-19, 2006
Launch Pad: 39B
Crew: Lindsey, Kelly, Sellers, Fossum, Nowak, Wilson and Reiter
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

NASA’s Flight Readiness Review was completed Saturday, with managers
setting a July 1 launch date.

At Launch Pad 39B, installation of ordnance in the orbiter and in the
solid rocket boosters is complete. Flight crew systems workers
installed extravehicular maneuvering units in the crew cabin on
Saturday. The suits are worn by shuttle crew members for spacewalks.
Mid-body closeouts in the payload bay are complete. Closure of the
payload bay doors was delayed when a small amount of water seeped
through the payload changeout room dock seals during violent weekend
thunderstorms. Initial inspections revealed no damage to the orbiter.
The payload bay doors will be closed for flight as soon as final
inspections are complete.

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