H.Res.441 - To congratulate the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Discovery crew of Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot Jim Kelly, Mission Specialist Charlie Camarda, Mission Specialist Wendy Lawrence, Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi, Mission Specialist Steve Robinson, and Mission Specialist Andy Thomas on the successful completion of their 14 day test flight to the International Space Station for the first step of the Vision for Space Exploration, begun from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on July 26, 2005, and completed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on August 9, 2005, which historical mission represented a great step forward into the new beginning of the Second Space Age.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44] (Introduced 09/14/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Science|
|Latest Action:||09/20/2005 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||09/20/2005 : Passed House|
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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [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 System; 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 it 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 operations; (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. Attest: Clerk.