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STS-124 Discovery - Flight Day #7: Kibo Final Activation





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STS-124 MCC Status Report #12 :: 6 a.m. CDT :: HOUSTON – The crews of Discovery and Expedition 17 will work today to relocate the Japanese Logistics Module (JLM) to its permanent home on top of the newly installed Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) of the Kibo laboratory. The JLM was the first part of Kibo to be brought to the International Space Station. It was delivered by shuttle Endeavour during STS-123 in March and has been temporarily residing on top of the Harmony node, awaiting the arrival of JPM, the main Kibo laboratory. Depressurization of the JLM is scheduled for 11:12 a.m. CDT, which will be followed by the grappling of the module by the station’s robotic arm at 1:02 p.m. The arm will lift the module off of its port at 1:57 p.m. and will move it 30 feet to the JPM's zenith port. The shuttle crew awoke this morning to “Bright as Yellow,” performed by Innocence Mission. The song was played for Mission Specialist Karen Nyberg. Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov and STS-124 Commander Mark Kelly are scheduled to speak with KMSB-TV, National Public Radio and Associated Press TV this morning at 11:27 a.m. Those interviews will be broadcast live on NASA TV. The next status report will be issued at the end of the crew day, or earlier if events warrant.

STS-124 MCC Status Report #13 :: 7:45 p.m. CDT :: HOUSTON – Ever closer to its final configuration, the Japanese Kibo laboratory now has its storage module attached. The logistics module was repositioned from its temporary location atop Harmony, and now sits in its permanent location on top of the large laboratory. The logistics module was moved by Expedition 17 Flight Engineer and NASA Science Officer Greg Chamitoff and Discovery Mission Specialist Karen Nyberg. They used the space station’s robotic arm for the delicate maneuver, which began with the module’s removal at 2:16 p.m. and concluded with latches capturing it in place on the lab 42 minutes later at 2:58 p.m. The crew pressurized the hatchway to the logistics module and performed initial leak checks. The team in Mission Control will continue the leak checks overnight. The crew will enter the module Monday afternoon. Preparations continued on the Japanese remote manipulator system. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide activated the robotic arm’s operating station and released brakes for initial tests. The 33-foot robotic arm will be moved for the first time Saturday. The small motion provides access to thermal covers that will be removed during the spacewalk Sunday. Other crew members continued with transfer work and internal outfitting of the Kibo laboratory, which now has 12 experiment and control racks installed. The crew is scheduled to go to sleep at 9:02 p.m. and awaken at 5:02 a.m. Saturday. The next status report will be issued at the start of the crew day, or earlier if events warrant.

AO 62 = IMPERFECT THIRST (AO-39 THE CELLIST, AO-53 GALWAY KINNELL, AO-61 ELEMENTAL AMPLEXUS, AO-75 SYZYGIAL AMPLEXUS) = HYPERSTITION.

AO 124 = A BLACK, E WHITE, I RED, U GREEN, O BLUE: VOWELS (AO-45 SYNESTHESIA, AO-117 DECROIX RECITATION OF VOYELLES, AO-134 A NOIR, E BLANC, I ROUGE, U VERT, O BLUE: VOYELLES).

AO 41 = SYZYGY (Syzygy is the shortest English word containing three y's. It is also the second-longest common English word containing neither AO-22 AEIOU being tied with AO-30 RHYTHM. (The longest common word with this characteristic is rhythms, although it is beaten handily by the archaic word AO-60 TWYNDYLLYNGS.) See English words with AO-79 UNCOMMON PROPERTIES) = ATLAS SHRUGGED = HEAT SHIELD = KIBO MODULE = SENSOR PACKAGE = SYZYGIA = SYZYGOS.

AO 31 = AMPLEXUS = GAP TOOL = PSE TEMP = TOMB RAIDER (AO-41 SYZYGY, AO-82 THE TRIANGLE OF LIGHT).

AO 82 = METALLIC CONTAMINATION = STS-124 DISCOVERY EVA#2 = STS-124 DISCOVERY MECO.

AO 44 = SYZYGIAL = AREA AND LINE SCANS = DRIVE SYSTEM = LASER CAMERA SYSTEM (AO-7 LCS, AO-7 NASA).

AO 75 = SYZYGIAL AMPLEXUS = DIFFERENT PEDIGREE = DRIVE GEAR BEARING SURFACE = NAVAJO WWII CODEBREAKERS (AO-28 CODE TALKER).

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