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STS-116 crew arrive at KSC ahead of the launch
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- Title STS-116 crew arrive at KSC ahead of the launch
- Released 05/12/2006 11:35 am
- Copyright NASA
On 3 December 2006, the STS-116 crew arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where they'll begin final preparations for launch on 7 December. Flying T-38 trainer jets, the astronauts touched down on the Shuttle Landing Facility at about 16:00 local time.
From left are Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham; Pilot William Oefelein; Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam, Christer Fuglesang representing the European Space Agency, Nicholas Patrick, and Sunita Williams joining Expedition 14 in progress on the International Space Station; and Commander Mark Polansky.