Archive - Dec 22, 2006

Shuttle Payload Bay Doors Close for Landing

Space Shuttle

The STS-116 crew closed Space Shuttle Discovery's payload bay doors
about 12:13 p.m. EST in preparation for a 3:56 p.m. landing at Kennedy
Space Center, Fla.

If flight controllers elect to take this landing opportunity, Commander
Mark Polansky will fire Discovery's jets to begin the descent to Kennedy
at 2:49 p.m.

All three landing sites have been activated today due to forecasts of
questionable weather at Kennedy and Edwards Air Force Base in
California. The forecast for the White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico
is favorable.

PY4MAB – Fri, 2006 – 12 – 22 19:15