Space Shuttle Mission: STS-127

    The STS-127 astronauts arrive at Kennedy Space Center. Image above: After arriving at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to prepare for space shuttle Endeavour's July 11 launch on the 29th assembly flight to the International Space Station, the STS-127 crew members pose for a final photo before leaving the Shuttle Landing Facility. Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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    STS-127 Mission Overview
    The 16-day mission will feature five spacewalks and complete construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. Astronauts will attach a platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow experiments to be exposed to space.

    The STS-127 crew members are Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Dave Wolf, Christopher Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Tim Kopra and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette. Kopra will join the space station crew and replace Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. Wakata will return to Earth on Endeavour to conclude a three-month stay at the station.

    STS-127 Additional Resources
    › Mission Press Kit (6.9 Mb PDF)
    › Mission Summary (429 Kb PDF)
    › Meet the STS-127 Crew

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