York's Steve MacLean returning from space station

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York´s Steve MacLean returning from space station
TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2006 -- York alumnus Steve MacLean and the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis undocked from the International Space Station on Sunday and began the journey home.

The shuttle is scheduled to land at NASA´s Space Centre in Florida at 5:57 a.m. on Wednesday.

Full details and updates on the mission and its schedule, as well as NASA TV Webcasts, can be seen at NASA´s main shuttle page.

A direct feed from NASA is being shown in the lobby of the Computer Science & Engineering Building daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the duration of the shuttle mission.

MacLean, a member of the York University Alumni Association board, sent an e-mail to York President & Vice-Chancellor Lorna R. Marsden early in his mission to describe the view from space (see the Sept. 12 issue of YFile). He documented his pre-launch preparations in a diary published in the Aug. 10 and Aug. 16 issues of YFile. This is 51-year-old MacLean??s second flight into space ?V his first was in 1992 ?V and the first space walk for the physicist, who earned a BSc and PhD in physics at York as well as an honorary degree.


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