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ISS - Mission Accomplished
News story originally written on December 15, 2000

The space shuttle Endeavour delivered new solar arrays to the ISS (International Space Station) just last week. All is well aboard the ISS!

On December 13, the ISS crew (Sergei Krikalev, Yuri Gidzenko and Bill Sheperd) learned they will be spending an extra two weeks aboard the space station. The Discovery shuttle was suppose to come get them in February, but the shuttle needs some thrusters replaced. So, now the shuttle Discovery will come to the ISS the first week of March. It will bring three new crew members that will stay for four months...and it will bring the three current residents of ISS home! Would you like to stay longer than four months on the space station?

Another shuttle mission will bring the U.S. Destiny Laboratory to the ISS in January. Lots of new experiments will be done in this lab!

There will be two briefings to discuss these and other happenings on the ISS. The first will take place today at 4 p.m. EST, and the second will take place on December 21 at 4 p.m. EST. Both will air on NASA television.

Last modified December 14, 2000 by Jennifer Bergman.

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