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Engrossed in House (09/21/2005)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H. Res. 441 Engrossed in House (EH)]

H. Res. 441

                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                                                    September 20, 2005.
Whereas the Space Shuttle Return-to-Flight is the first step in the Nation's 
        Vision for Space Exploration;
Whereas the Space Shuttle Discovery Crew completed three highly successful 
        extra-vehicular activity spacewalks;
Whereas the STS flight 114 accomplished the first in-flight heat shield repairs 
        on the Space Shuttle;
Whereas the Discovery crew delivered more than 6 tons of needed supplies and 
        equipment to the International Space Station;
Whereas Discovery's spacewalkers removed a failed Space Station gyroscope and 
        replaced it with a new one, restoring full capability of the Station's 
        attitude control system;
Whereas the Discovery mission successfully used three different Canadian robotic 
        extensions to conduct spacewalks and to survey the Shuttle: the Shuttle 
        Canadarm; the Space Station Canadarm2; and the Orbiter Boom Sensor 
Whereas the crew of the Discovery experienced ``virtual'' visits from leaders of 
        2 nations, the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of 
        Japan; and
Whereas Commander Eileen Collins led the crew of 7 and guided the Discovery 
        vehicle through an unprecedented back flip maneuver: Now, therefore, be 
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) commends the entire National Aeronautics and Space 
        Administration team and community, who provided invaluable technical 
        support and leadership for the historic mission of Space Shuttle 
        Discovery STS flight 114;
            (2) commends Commander Eileen Collins, for being the first female 
        space shuttle commander and a role model for all;
            (3) commends Col. Jim Kelly, pilot of STS 114, for his second flight 
        aboard the Space Shuttle and his participation in robotic arm 
            (4) commends Charlie Camarda, mission specialist, a ``rookie'' who 
        performed like a veteran by transferring the multipurpose logistics 
        module from the International Space Station to the Space Shuttle;
            (5) commends Wendy Lawrence, mission specialist, for outstanding 
        skill in operating Canadarm2;
            (6) commends Soichi Noguchi of Japan, mission specialist, a 
        ``rookie'' who was a ``spacewalker'' for the inspections and repairs of 
        the Space Shuttle;
            (7) commends Steve Robinson, mission specialist, for his outstanding 
        skill as a ``spacewalker,'' who enhanced and repaired Discovery and the 
        International Space Station; and
            (8) commends Andy Thomas, mission specialist, who performed the 
        laser checks on the leading edge of the Space Shuttle by the operation 
        of Canadarm2.