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Mission "STS-66"


BRIEFLY ABOUT MISSION
Registration number 1994-073A / 23340
Time and date of launch (UTC) 16h.59m.43s.   November 03, 1994
Launch site Cape Canaveral, LC 39-B
Launch vehicle Shuttle
Payload mass (kg) 10544
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 57.0
   - period (minutes) 90.6
   - perigee (km) 295
   - apogee (km) 312
Time and date of landing (wheel stop, UTC) 15h.34m.35s.   November 14, 1994
   - rollout time (sec.) 50
Place of landing Runway 22, Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Duration 10d.22h.34m.52s.
Distance (km) 8.4 million
Number of revolutions around Earth 174
Summary 13th fly of space shuttle "Atlantis". Scientific experiments.



CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Cdr McMonagle, Donald Ray

2 Plt Brown, Curtis Lee, Jr.

3 MS/PC (w) Ochoa, Ellen Lauri

4 MS Parazynski, Scott Edward

5 MS Tanner, Joseph Richard

6 MS Clervoy, Jean-Francois Andre

Call sign Atlantis


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Nov 03, 1994 16:59:43 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-66"   (crew: McMonagle,   Brown,   Ochoa,   Tanner,   Clervoy,   Parazynski ).
Nov 04, 1994 07:31:30 1961 Mir:49790 Undocking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM19"   (crew: Malenchenko,   Musabayev,   Merbold ) from module "Kvant"   of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM20" .

Crew of station "Mir"   after undocking: Polyakov,   Viktorenko,   Kondakova.
Nov 04, 1994 10:22:48 1963 Mir:49792 Deorbit burn of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM19"   (crew: Malenchenko,   Musabayev,   Merbold ).
Nov 04, 1994 10:51:05 1963 Mir:49793 Separation of recovery capsule of "Soyuz-TM19" .
Nov 04, 1994 10:56:13 1963 Mir:49793 Entry of "Soyuz-TM19" .
Nov 04, 1994 11:18:26 1964 Mir:49793 Landing of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM19"   (crew: Malenchenko,   Musabayev,   Merbold ).
Nov 11, 1994 07:21:58 1 Mir:49899 Lift-off cargo "Progress M-25" .
Nov 13, 1994 09:04:27 34 Mir:49932 Docking of "Progress M-25"   to module "Kvant"   of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM20" .
Nov 14, 1994 14:31:05 174
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-66"   (crew: McMonagle,   Brown,   Ochoa,   Tanner,   Clervoy,   Parazynski ).
Nov 14, 1994 15:34:35 175
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-66"   (crew: McMonagle,   Brown,   Ochoa,   Tanner,   Clervoy,   Parazynski ).

Sources:
  Mission Control Center (TsUP) from 2007
  CBS News
  Spaceflight now
  Alexander Zheleznyakov
  journal "Novosti Kosmonavtiki" ("News of Cosmonautics") from 1993 till our time
  journal "Kosmonavtika, astronomiya" ("Cosmonautics, astronomy") 1983-1991 years
  book "Evolution of vehicle-creating and cosmonautics in the USSR" by Valentin P. Glushko, Moscow, 1987
  Jonathan's Space Report
  and many other people and editions
  


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