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INTERNATIONALSPACESTATION    HOMEPAGE

STS-88                               ASSEMBLY FLIGHT                       USA

LAUNCH :

Dec.04 / 1998

08.35 GMT

Kennedy Space Center

Florida / USA

Pad 39 A

Dec.07 / 1998

LAUNCH VEHICLE:

Space Shuttle   ENDEAVOUR

EVA:

# 1 :

07 h 21 min

UNITY     

Assembly flight for connect UNITY-node with the functional cargo block ZARYA.

Unity was connected with ZARYA by Pressurized Mating Adapter 1 (PMA 1):

Another adapter (PMA1) at UNITY was used for orbiter Endeavour docking.

On December 10th ,1998 19.54 GMT Cabana and Krikalev became the first people to enter the International Space Station .

At 21.12 GMT they opend the hatch between Unity and ZARYA the very first time.

2A

I.S.S.ELEMENT:

LANDING :

Dec.16 / 1998

03.53 GMT

Runway 15

Kennedy Space Center / Fl.

UNITY

U.S. connecting Node 1

ZARYA

Dec.09 / 1998

# 2 :

07 h 02 min

Dec.12 / 1998

# 3 :

06 h 59 min