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STS-110 Shuttle Mission Imagery

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STS110-S-001 (August 2001) --- The STS-110 mission begins the third and final phase of construction for the International Space Station (ISS) by delivering and installing the SØ truss segment that will be carried into orbit in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The Station’s robotic arm will remove the SØ segment from the Shuttle’s payload bay and place it on top of the United States Laboratory. During several space walks, SØ will be mechanically attached to ISS, and then multiple cables will be connected allowing electrical power and communications to flow between SØ and ISS. The STS-110 crew patch is patterned after the cross section of the SØ truss, and encases the launch of the Shuttle Atlantis and a silhouette of the ISS as it will look following mission completion. The successfully installed SØ segment is highlighted in gold. The SØ truss will serve as the cornerstone for the remaining ISS truss segments which together will span a distance greater than the length of a football field. This truss holds the Station’s massive solar arrays, providing electrical power for the modules of all the International Partners, and enables ISS to reach its full potential as a world-class research facility. The NASA insignia design for Shuttle flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the forms of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, the change will be publicly announced.

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