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Regarding the actual Shuttle mission, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., final launch preparations are under way for STS-112 -- a mission that will deliver the S1 (S-One) Truss to the International Space Station.

Workers installed a block onto the Manipulator Positioning Mechanism, which is attached to the shuttle's robot arm. Engineers are reviewing data concerning a gap that was observed by technicians to see if additional trouble shooting is required prior to payload installation.

Thursday night, platforms are scheduled to be configured in preparation for installation of the S1 into the orbiter's payload bay.

STS-112 will set the stage for the outward expansion of the International Space Station with the delivery of the S1 (S-One) Truss. The STS-112 crew will perform three spacewalks to install, activate and outfit the S1, which will be attached to the starboard end of the S0 (S-Zero) Truss.

Astronaut Jeff Ashby is STS-112's commander and Astronaut Pam Melroy will serve as pilot. Astronauts Sandy Magnus, David Wolf and Piers Sellers and Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin are mission specialists. Wolf and Sellers will conduct the spacewalks.

STS-112 will be the 15th shuttle mission to visit the space station and the 26th flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis.
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