Source: NASA

Authors: Tessa Brazda, John Uri

Published Date: Wed, 29 May 2024 19:45:27 +0000

Summary: On May 27, 1999, the second space station assembly and logistics mission began. The multinational seven-member crew transferred nearly two tons of supplies from the shuttle’s Spacehab double module and water to the crew-tended space station. After six days of docked operations in low Earth orbit, the crew departed the repaired and resupplied space station, making a rare night landing. Middle: View of the International Space Station from Discovery during the rendezvous maneuver. The second space shuttle assembly and resupply mission to the space station lifted off just after sunrise on May 27, 1999, from Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.

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