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Atlantis Heads Toward Space Station

Monday, October 7, 2002

Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off into clear blue Florida skies Monday afternoon, on its way to the International Space Station. Marking the 15th flight to the station, this mission will feature three space walks on the part of the crew to attach and activate the S-One Truss. Atlantis and her crew -- Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Dave Wolf, Pilot Pam Melroy, Commander Jeff Ashby and Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Fyodor Yurchikhin - will dock with the International Space Station on Wednesday morning, Eastern time.

Link: NASA Human Spaceflight - Space Shuttle

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