The crew of STS-117 will install a new truss segment, unfurl new solar arrays and fold up an old one. The is a very complex construction operation and is similar to the previous two shuttle mission to the International Space Station.
The STS-117 Crew Patch symbolizes the continued construction of the International Space Station and our ongoing human presence in space. The ISS is shown orbiting high above the Earth. Yellow is used to highlight the portion of the ISS that will be installed by the STS-117 crew. It consists of the second and third starboard truss sections, S3/S4 and the third set of solar arrays. The names of the STS-117 crew are located above and below the orbiting outpost.The two gold Astronaut Office symbols, emanating from the '117' at the bottom of the patch, represent the concerted efforts of the Shuttle and Station programs toward the completion of the International Space Station. The Orbiter and unfurled banner of red, white, and blue represent our Nation's renewed patriotism as we continue to explore the universe.
Launch: June 8, 2007
Land: June 8, 2007
Crew:Commander: Frederick Sturckow,
Pilot: Lee Archambault
Mission Specialist: James Reilly II, PhD
Mission Specialist: Patrick Forrester
Mission Specialist: Steven Swanson, PhD
Mission Specialist: John D. Olivas, PhD
Mission Specialist: Clayton C. Anderson
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Some of our products are shipped directly from the supplier to our customers. Depending on the location of the particular supplier, the shipment may take up to ten days.
For 'oversized packages' and custom models, ACTUAL SHIPPING charges will apply and NOT what the shopping cart shows for shipping. The cart cannot compute over-sized packages. You will be notified what the shipping options and pricing will be.
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Returns are accepted and given full refunds, if the item is returned in the original condition received. Refunds are then authorized and made to the method of payment that was made.
Special Orders, such as the Replica Apollo Suit cannot be cancelled, once ordered. Art Prints, Astronaut Suits and Models once shipped, cannot be cancelled. If returned, there is a 15% restocking fee. All orders older than 30 days that are returned for any reason, are also charged a 10% restocking fee.