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STS-132 Atlantis (OV-104)
Primary Payload: ICC / MRM-1 (Рассвет)
Launch Date: May 14, 2010
Launch Time: 2:20 p.m. EDT
Mission Duration: 12 days
Landing Site: KSC
Inclination/Altitude: 51.6°/122nm

[RTF-1]-STS-114 Discovery • [RTF-2]-STS-121 Discovery
[01]-STS-115 Atlantis • [02]-STS-116 Discovery • [03]-STS-117 Atlantis
[04]-STS-118 Endeavour • [05]-STS-120 Discovery • [06]-STS-122 Atlantis
[07]-STS-123 Endeavour • [08]-STS-124 Discovery • [09]-STS-126 Endeavour
[10]-STS-119 Discovery • [11]-STS-125 Atlantis • [12]-STS-127 Endeavour
[13]-STS-128 Discovery • [14]-STS-129 Atlantis • [15]-STS-130 Endeavour
[16]-STS-131 Discovery • [17]-STS-132 Atlantis • [18]-STS-133 Discovery
[19]-STS-134 Endeavour § PTB :: [01]-STS-135 • [02]-STS-136 • [03]-STS-137
[04]-STS-138 • [05]-STS-139 • [06]-STS-140 • [07]-STS-141 • [08]-STS-142
[09]-STS-143 • [10]-STS-144 • [11]-STS-145 • [12]-STS-146 • [13]-STS-147
[14]-STS-148 • [15]-STS-149 • [16]-STS-150 • [17]-STS-151 • [18]-STS-152
[19]-STS-153 • [20]-STS-154 • [21]-STS-155 • [22]-STS-156


Atlantis (STS-132 / ULF4) — NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-132, targeted for launch 14-May-2010 @ 2:20 p.m. EDT. This flight will deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module (MRM1) to the International Space Station. Navy Capt. Ken Ham (1998:17/STS-124) will command the shuttle Atlantis for this 12-day mission. Navy Cmdr. Tony Antonelli (2000:18/STS-119) will serve as the pilot. Mission specialists are Navy Capt. Steve Bowen (2000:18/STS-126), Michael Good (2000:18/STS-125), Piers Sellers (1996:16/STS-112/STS-121), and Garrett Reisman (1998:17/STS-123/Expedition 16 & 17/STS-124).

NASA Assigns Crew for STS-134 Shuttle Mission, Change to STS-132 :: August 11, 2009 :: NASA also has named Air Force Col. Michael Good to replace Karen Nyberg (2000:18/STS-124) on shuttle Atlantis' STS-132 mission, targeted to launch in May 2010. Nyberg is being replaced due to a temporary medical condition. Nyberg will be assigned to a technical role while she awaits a future assignment… This will be the second mission for Good, who flew on STS-125. He was born in Parma, Ohio, and considers Broadview Heights, Ohio to be his hometown. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Notre Dame.

Liftoff! Atlantis' 32nd Mission Begins :: Fri, 14 May 2010 11:20:39 AM PDT :: Liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis! Mission STS-132 is officially under way as the shuttle and its all-veteran crew of astronauts rise up and away from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida following an on-time launch at 2:20 p.m. EDT. In approximately two minutes, Atlantis' twin white solid rocket boosters will burn out and separate, eventually falling back to the Atlantic Ocean. The shuttle's trio of main engines will propel the vehicle on the rest of its eight-and-a-half-minute climb to orbit, assisted by the two orbital maneuvering system engines.

'The Start of a Good Mission' :: Fri, 14 May 2010 01:20:06 PM PDT :: Space shuttle Atlantis is officially in orbit, kicking off its STS-132 mission and the pursuit of its target, the International Space Station. Atlantis lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center right on time at 2:20 p.m. EDT, rising into a picture-perfect Florida sky and capping a relatively problem-free countdown. "Launch was just phenomenal," said Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier during a postlaunch news conference. He cited the launch and processing teams' hard work in preparing Atlantis for liftoff, even with a tighter timeframe after the vehicle's rollout to Launch Pad 39A was delayed in late April due to weather. "The teams stayed focused, they kept moving forward and they just did a great job," Gerstenmaier added. "The vehicle looks like it's in really good shape. We're ready to go do the very challenging mission in front of us." Atlantis' on-time liftoff followed a countdown remarkably free of problems. A small stress fracture spotted on an umbilical strut during the vehicle's final inspection is not unusual, according to Mike Moses, chair of the prelaunch Mission Management Team. Moses also mentioned an issue that was brought up during the countdown's final hold, concerning a ball bearing found days earlier in the shuttle's payload bay. The bearing was determined to likely be a part of a camera system, and was ultimately ruled out as a concern. And although weather is a frequent prelaunch topic at the Florida launch site, the day started out with a 70 percent "go" forecast, which improved to 90 percent "go" by launch time. "It was a great launch today," said Launch Director Mike Leinbach. "I'm very, very proud of the team. It's the start of a good mission."

STS-132 MCC Status Report #01 :: Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas ~ 3 p.m. CDT Friday, May 14, 2010 :: HOUSTON –With a mission emblem featuring a sunset and a new International Space Station module named Dawn in its cargo bay, Atlantis launched under an almost clear Florida sky Friday afternoon on its final planned mission. The shuttle and its crew of six launched from the Kennedy Space Center at 1:20 p.m. CDT with a cargo of replacement batteries and the small Russian module, as well as equipment and supplies for the station. Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman, Michael Good, Steve Bowen and Piers Sellers are scheduled to spend more than seven days at the station. During that time Reisman, Bowen and Good will perform a total of three spacewalks. The focus of the first of the three 6.5-hour spacewalks, by Reisman and Bowen, is installation of a spare space-to-ground antenna and a spare parts platform on Dextre, the robot-like Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator. They also will loosen battery bolts on the port-6 truss in preparation for the other spacewalks. The second spacewalk, by Good and Bowen, will be devoted to replacement of three of six batteries on the port truss with new ones brought up by Atlantis. The third spacewalk by Reisman and Good will swap out the final three batteries. The Russian station component, the Mini-Research Module-1 (named Rassvet, the Russian word for dawn) is to be installed on the Earth-facing port of the station’s Zarya module by Reisman and Sellers, using the station’s Canadarm2. Aboard the station waiting to welcome Atlantis after its scheduled 9:27 a.m. Sunday docking are Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko, Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and NASA Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer and Tracy Caldwell Dyson.

STS-132: Atlantis launches on opening attempt Atlantis has launched – possibily for the final time – at 14:20:07 EDT on Friday. The Mission Management Team (MMT) meeting on opened Friday’s relatively issue-free countdown by only taking 15 minutes to give a “GO” for tanking of Atlantis’ External Tank – a tank that became the focus of an investigation during manufacture. Initial findings point to a flawless ascent by Atlantis.

CBS NEWS Coverage of STS-132 :: 2:50 PM, 5/14/10, Update: Shuttle Atlantis rockets into orbit (UPDATED at 6:30 p.m. with quotes, details) :: The shuttle Atlantis blasted off on its 32nd and final planned mission Friday, closing out 25 years of service with a 12-day flight to deliver a Russian docking module and critical spare parts to the International Space Station. With its three hydrogen-fueled main engines roaring at full thrust, the shuttle's twin solid-fuel boosters ignited on time at 02:20:09 p.m. EDT, instantly pushing the fully-fueled 4.5-million-pound spacecraft away from pad 39A. Accelerating through 100 mph - straight up - in just eight seconds, Atlantis wheeled about its long axis and lined up on a trajectory paralleling the East Coast. Liftoff was timed for roughly the moment Earth's rotation carried the launch pad into the plane of the space station's orbit, the first step in a two-day rendezvous procedure.

{02:55} Atlantis' performance thus far is exactly as planned, as Atlantis heads into orbit flying heads down, wings level, into a historic sunset on its 32nd mission

 • STS-132 Launch Director Send Off • Ascent Team Helps Shuttle Crew into Space • Final Call: The Legacy of space shuttle Atlantis • Atlantis: Into the Sunset • STS-132 Off to Successful Start • Atlantis "Flips" for Safety Check • Shuttle Docks with Space Station • STS-132 Launch from the Air - Hot off the Camera in HD

Tags: atlantis, nasa, sts-132

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