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Mission STS-115

Steve MacLean

Mission description

Patch STS-115

Patch STS-115
(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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Date: September 9, 2006

Time: 11:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT)

Site: Kennedy Space Center (KSC)


Date: September 21, 2006

Time: 6:21 a.m. EDT

Site: Edwards Air Force Base

Mission duration: 11 days, 19 hours (h), 06 minutes (min)

Flight number: STS-115

Orbiter vehicle: Atlantis

P3/P4 Truss Segments

During 12 days in space, Canadian astronaut Steve MacLean and his crewmates successfully resumed the assembly of the International Space Station. Launching aboard Shuttle Atlantis, they delivered and installed new truss segments and solar arrays, doubling the power capacity of the orbiting laboratory.

During this mission, Steve MacLean became the first Canadian to operate Canadarm2 for an official task in space and the second Canadian to perform a spacewalk.

Mission STS-115 crew

Mission STS-115 crew

From left to right.
Front row: Brent Jett and Christopher Ferguson.
Back row: Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joseph Tanner, Daniel Burbank and Steve MacLean. (Credit: NASA)

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