STS-120 Mission Journal  

STS-120 Mission Overview

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STS-120 Crew Portrait. NASA PHOTO NO: STS120-S-002            STS-120 mission patch. NASA IMAGE NO: STS120-S-001

Mission info from NASA, ESA, and Spaceflight Now! websites

European Space Agency Esperia Mission logo for Paolo Nespoli. ESA PHOTO NO: SEMSAMB474FSTS-120 is the 23rd shuttle mission to the International Space Station, and will launch an Italian-built U.S. multi-port module for the station.

Air Force Col. Pamela A. Melroy will command the STS-120 mission to take the Node 2 connecting module to the station. Melroy, a veteran shuttle pilot, is the second woman to command a shuttle. Marine Corps Col. George D. Zamka will serve as pilot. The flight's mission specialists will be Scott E. Parazynski, Army Col. Douglas H. Wheelock, Stephanie D. Wilson and Paolo A. Nespoli, a European Space Agency astronaut from Italy. Zamka, Wheelock and Nespoli will be making their first spaceflight.

Clay Anderson (left), a member of both Expedition 15 and 16, will return to Earth aboard Discovery. NASA PHOTO NO: ISS016-S-002BExpedition 15/16 Flight Engineer Clayton Anderson will return to Earth from the space station aboard shuttle mission STS-120. That flight will carry his replacement, Daniel Tani, to the station. Tani will return on shuttle mission STS-122.

+ Read the April 26, 2007, press release
+ Read the April 16, 2007, press release
+ Read the Jan. 29, 2007, press release
+ Read the June 19, 2006, press release

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