Learn about the international satellite 6 mission and the underwater training astronauts had to go through at the Johnson center.
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The Design of Space Suits throughout Time Once joined to its twin’s solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank, the shuttling driver began its trip to the launch pad a top a massive cooler transporter. At the end of the four mile and six hour ride the spaceship was set a special voyage. Its mission used this rocket motor to rescue a major international communication satellite Intelsat 6. After leaving earth behind in 1990, the satellite fail to separate from the second stage of its launch vehicle preventing the firing of a rocket motor they would boost it to its intended position. Working anxiously from the ground, Intelsat controllers were able to free the space craft saving it from a reentry burn out but have to leave it stranded in a uselessly slow orbit. The plan was to been having diva’s astronaut crew captured with the shuttles robotic arm and bring it into the pay load bay. After attaching a replacement rocket motor, they released the satellite while they move the orbiter as safe distance away. It will set mission controllers then send commands to fire the booster and propelled it to the proper orbit. The two astronauts chosen by NASA to perform the repairs trained underwater at the Johnson’s space center in Houston. In addition to their work with the satellite they will also train into work on the International Space Station, a project which was still in the drawing board at that time. The primary objective was to demonstrate the capability to perform extra vehicular activities or AVIS over three consecutive days.