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The STS-114 patch design signifies the return of the Space Shuttle to flight and honors the memory of the STS-107 Columbia crew.

The blue Shuttle rising above Earth's horizon includes the Columba constellation of seven stars, echoing the STS-107 patch and commemorating the seven members of that mission. The crew of STS-114 will carry the memory of their friends on Columbia and the legacy of their mission back into Earth orbit.

The dominant design element of the STS-114 patch is the planet Earth, which represents the unity and dedication of the many people whose efforts allow the Shuttle to safely return to flight. Commander Eileen Collins and Pilot James Kelly are named at the top of the insignia, with Mission Specialists Wendy Lawrence and Charles Camarda named below.

Against the background of the Earth at night, the blue orbit represents the International Space Station (ISS). Mission Specialists Soichi Noguchi, Stephen Robinson and Andrew Thomas, who will work on the Station during spacewalks, are named on the orbit. The red sun on the orbit signifies the contributions of the Japanese Space Agency to the mission and to the ISS program. The multi-colored Shuttle plume represents the broad spectrum of challenges for this mission, including Shuttle inspection and repair experiments, and International Space Station re-supply and repair

Broken Wings
Performed by:  Mr. Mister

Baby, I don't understand
Why we can't just hold on
To each other's hands
This time will be the last
I fear unless I make it all so clear
I need you so

Take these broken wings
And learn to fly again
And learn to live so free
And when we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up
And let us in

Baby, I think tonight
We can take what was wrong
And make it right
I need you so
Baby it's all I know
That you're half of the flesh
And blood makes me whole
I need you so
 

Shuttle Mission Statistics

Next Space Shuttle Mission: STS-114, International Space Station Assembly

Orbiter: OV-103 Discovery

Launch: Under Review

Launch Window: TBA

Launch site: TBA

Inclination: 51.60 Degrees

Altitude: 122 Nautical Miles

Duration: 11 Days

Landing: Under Review

Crew: Commander Eileen Collins; Pilot James Kelly; Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi; Mission Specialist Stephen Robinson; Space Station Crew (Up) Yuri Malenchenko (Rosaviakosmos); Space Station Crew (Up) Alexander Kaleri (Rosaviakosmos); Space Station Crew (Up) Edward Lu; Space Station Crew (Down) Ken Bowersox; Space Station Crew (Down) Nikolai Budarin (Rosaviakosmos); Space Station Crew (Down) Donald Pettit

Payload: Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module






"Our journey into space, will go on..."
- President Bush (February 1, 2003)

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