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STS-124 Discovery - Flight Day #12: Discovery Undocks from ISS



[RTF-1]-STS-114 Discovery • [RTF-2]-STS-121 Discovery
[01]-STS-115 Atlantis • [02]-STS-116 Discovery • [03]-STS-117 Atlantis
[04]-STS-118 Endeavour • [05]-STS-120 Discovery • [06]-STS-122 Atlantis
[07]-STS-123 Endeavour • [08]-STS-124 Discovery • [09]-STS-125 Atlantis
[10]-STS-126 Endeavour • [11]-STS-119 Discovery • [12]-STS-127 Endeavour
[13]-STS-128 Discovery • [14]-STS-129 Endeavour • [15]-STS-130 Discovery
[16]-STS-131 Endeavour • [17]-STS-132 Discovery • [18]-STS-133 Endeavour
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AO 62 = IT SUMMIT 2008 (AO-30 NAVAJO.ORG, AO-69 JUNE 9 - JUNE 12, 2008, AO-185 CONVERGING TECHNOLOGY - CONNECTING THE NATION, AO-190 NAVAJO NATION DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY).



STS-124 MCC Status Report #22 :: 4 a.m. CDT :: HOUSTON – The crew of Discovery is a few hours away from undocking after almost nine days at the International Space Station. The crew members will install the centerline camera before the undocking, which is scheduled for 6:42 a.m. CDT. That camera will help Commander Mark Kelly and Pilot Ken Ham fine tune the shuttle’s maneuvers as it backs away from the station. After the shuttle undocks from the station, it will perform a flyaround of the newly expanded complex before conducting a final separation burn at 8:25 a.m. Beginning at 10:12 a.m., the crew will conduct the late inspection of the shuttle’s heat shield using the orbiter boom sensor system in advance of Discovery’s return home on Saturday. Landing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. central time at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew woke up at 3:12 a.m. to “Centerfield” by John Fogerty. The song was played for Ham. The crew is scheduled to begin its sleep period at 6:32 p.m. The next status report will be issued at the end of the crew’s day, or earlier if events warrant.

STS-124 MCC Status Report #23 :: 5:30 p.m. CDT :: HOUSTON – After almost nine days of flying together, the space shuttle Discovery and International Space Station have parted ways. Pilot Ken Ham backed Discovery away from the station at 6:42 a.m. and proceeded to fly around the 330-ton complex. The shuttle crew members then captured video and still photos of their construction site, including the Japanese Kibo laboratory. The shuttle crew conducted the late inspection of the shuttle’s heat shield using the orbiter boom sensor system. The surveys began just after 10 a.m. and concluded around 2 p.m. All imagery was sent to Mission Control for experts to review by 2:49 p.m. Imagery experts are expected to give their final report about the health of Discovery’s heat shield to the Mission Management Team Friday. Now working on different schedules, the station crew went to sleep at 4:30 p.m. and the shuttle crew is scheduled to begin its sleep period at 6:32 p.m. The station crew is scheduled to awaken at 1 a.m. Thursday, while Discovery’s wakeup call is due at 2:32 a.m. The next status report will be issued at the beginning of the crew’s day, or earlier if events warrant.

Tags: discovery, kibo, sts-124
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