Mission STS-98 For SSM2007

SSM2007 is announcing yet another add-on mission for their shuttle sim. “…… STS-98 started with the liftoff of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on Feb 7th, 2001. The mission’s highlight was the delivery and installation of the USA Destiny Lab at the International Space Station. Mission Specialists Tom Jones and Robert Curbeam conducted three space walks during the mission totaling nearly 20 hours of Extra Vehicular Activity….”.

“……. The addition of the Destiny Lab module greatly increased the habitable volume of the International Space Station. The module is 8.5 meters (28 feet) long and 4.3 meters (14 feet) in diameter. It has space for 24 racks and a comfortable work area for the scientists.

Destiny is at the center of scientific exploration aboard the orbiting outpost, enabling experiments requiring Microgravity environment which will be performed there for years to come after Destiny’s racks were delivered.

Destiny also has a special optical glass window through which the crew can look outside and take high quality pictures of Earth.

STS-98 concluded with an uneventful Atlantis landing at Edwards AFB on February 20th, 2001.

In the best SSM2007 tradition, the budding astronauts will experience first-hand the historical liftoff, On-Orbit ops including the Destiny deployment and installation, Extra Vehicular Activities, Deorbit, Reentry and manually Landing the Shuttle at the Edwards AFB.

The Space Shuttle Mission 2007â„¢ is available for online purchase in downloadable format at the SSM2007 official website. The latest Demo can also be downloaded freely at the same website……”.

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