(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)
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
June 5 to 19, 2002
Boosting the Space Station's Power: Canadian Astronaut Flexes Canadarm2 and Walks in Space
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.
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