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Mission "STS-71"


BRIEFLY ABOUT MISSION
Registration number 1995-030A / 23600
Time and date of launch (UTC) 19h.32m.19s.   June 27, 1995
Launch site Cape Canaveral, LC 39-A
Launch vehicle Shuttle
Payload mass (kg) 12191
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 89.0
   - perigee (km) 158
   - apogee (km) 294
Time and date of landing (wheel stop, UTC) 14h.55m.28s.   July 07, 1995
   - rollout time (sec.) 54
Place of landing Runway 15, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Duration 9d.19h.23m.09s.
Number of revolutions around Earth 153
Summary 14th fly of space shuttle "Atlantis". 22nd expedition to the orbital station "Mir" . 1st fly of program "Mir-Shuttle". Change of the crew. New crew (22nd expedition) of station was delivered by shuttle. Docking with and unloading of cargo spacecraft "Progress M-28"   by the new crew.



LAUNCHED CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Cdr
VE-13/MIR
Gibson, Robert Lee

2 Plt
VE-13/MIR
Precourt, Charles Joseph

3 MS
VE-13/MIR
(w) Baker, Ellen Shulman

4 MS
VE-13/MIR
Harbaugh, Gregory Jordan

5 MS
VE-13/MIR
(w) Dunbar, Bonnie Jeanne

6 MS
Cdr/PE-19/MIR
Solovyov, Anatoli Yakovlevich Onufrienko, Yuri Ivanovich
7 MS
FE/PE-19/MIR
Budarin, Nikolai Mikhailovich Usachyov, Yuri Vladimirovich
Call sign Atlantis




LANDED CREW
Order
number
Status Crew
1 Cdr
VE-13/MIR
Gibson, Robert Lee
2 Plt
VE-13/MIR
Precourt, Charles Joseph
3 MS
VE-13/MIR
(w) Baker, Ellen Shulman
4 MS
VE-13/MIR
Harbaugh, Gregory Jordan
5 MS
VE-13/MIR
(w) Dunbar, Bonnie Jeanne
6 MS
Cdr/PE-18/MIR
Dezhurov, Vladimir Nikolayevich
7 MS
FE/PE-18/MIR
Strekalov, Gennadi Mikhailovich
8 MS
AI/PE-18/MIR
Thagard, Norman Earl


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Jun 27, 1995 19:32:19 1 Mir:53462 Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-71"   (crew: Gibson,   Precourt,   Baker,   Harbaugh,   Dunbar,   Solovyov,   Budarin ).
Jun 29, 1995 13:00:16 28 Mir:53489 Docking of "STS-71"   mission spacecraft (crew: Gibson,   Precourt,   Baker,   Harbaugh,   Dunbar,   Solovyov,   Budarin ) to module "Kristall"   (oriented along axis -X) of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM21" .

Crew of station "Mir"   after docking: Dezhurov,   Strekalov,   Thagard,   Gibson,   Precourt,   Baker,   Harbaugh,   Dunbar,   Solovyov,   Budarin.
Jul 04, 1995 10:55:01 1750 Mir:53565 Undocking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM21"   (crew: Solovyov,   Budarin ) from module "Kvant"   of orbital complex "Mir"   - "STS-71" .

Crew of station "Mir"   after undocking: Dezhurov,   Strekalov,   Thagard,   Gibson,   Precourt,   Baker,   Harbaugh,   Dunbar.
Jul 04, 1995 11:09:42 105 Mir:53566 Undocking of "STS-71"   mission spacecraft (crew: Gibson,   Precourt,   Baker,   Harbaugh,   Dunbar,   Dezhurov,   Strekalov,   Thagard ) from module "Kristall"   (oriented along axis -X) of station "Mir" .

There is nobody at the station "Mir" .
Jul 04, 1995 11:38:12 1751 Mir:53566 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM21"   (crew: Solovyov,   Budarin ) to module "Kvant"   of station "Mir" .

Crew of station "Mir"   after docking: Solovyov,   Budarin.
Jul 07, 1995 13:45:19 153 Mir:53614 Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-71"   (crew: Gibson,   Precourt,   Baker,   Harbaugh,   Dunbar,   Dezhurov,   Strekalov,   Thagard ).
Jul 07, 1995 14:55:28 154 Mir:53615 Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-71"   (crew: Gibson,   Precourt,   Baker,   Harbaugh,   Dunbar,   Dezhurov,   Strekalov,   Thagard ).

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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