June 1, 2011
Having earlier been released by the Space Shuttle Endeavours Remote Manipulator System (RMS), the Wake Shield Facility (WSF) moves away from the Space Shuttle. The coast of Somalia can be seen in the lower left quadrant of the frame. STS-69 and the Space Shuttle Endeavour, with a five-member crew, launched on September 7, 1995, from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and ended its mission there on September 18, 1995, with a successful landing on Runway 33. The multifaceted mission carried a crew of astronauts David M. Walker, mission commander; Kenneth D. Cockrell, pilot; and James S. Voss (payload commander), James H. Newman and Michael L. Gernhardt, all mission specialists.
Topics: STS-69, Edwards Air Force Base, Human spaceflight, Michael L. Gernhardt, James H. Newman, STS-60, James S. Voss, STS-7, Space Shuttle, Spaceflight