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STS-134 Endeavour Flight Day #5 :: EVA #1 (Drew & Taz)



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ENDEAVOUR / GARAN CREW WAKE (begins FD 5) (Orbit #57 :: 09:26PM CDT)
EVA # 1 PREPARATIONS RESUME (Orbit #58 :: 10:01PM CDT)
ISS CREW WAKE UP (Orbit #59 :: 01:01AM CDT)
EVA # 1 BEGINS (Feustel and Chamitoff) (Orbit #60 :: 02:16AM CDT)
MISSE 7 RETRIEVAL FROM ELC 2 & STOW IN ENDEAVOUR'S PAYLOAD BAY (Orbit #60 :: 02:41AM CDT)
MISSE 8 INSTALL ON ELC 2 / S3 CETA LIGHT INSTALLATION (Orbit #61 :: 03:41AM CDT)
STARBOARD SARJ COVER #7 INSTALLATION (Orbit #61 :: 04:06AM CDT)
P3 - P4 AMMONIA JUMPER CONNECTIONS (Orbit #61 :: 04:21AM CDT)
P4 JUMPER STOWAGE / P5-P6 AMMONIA JUMPER CONNECTIONS (Orbit #62 :: 04:56AM CDT)
DESTINY LAB EXTERNAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA INSTALLATION (Orbit #62 :: 05:31AM CDT)
EVA # 1 ENDS (Orbit #64 :: 08:46AM CDT)
MISSION STATUS BRIEFING # 1 (Orbit #65 :: 10:30AM CDT)
GARAN SLEEP BEGINS (Orbit #66 :: 11:56AM CDT)
MISSION STATUS BRIEFING # 2 (Orbit #67 :: 12:00PM CDT)
ENDEAVOUR CREW SLEEP BEGINS (Orbit #67 :: 12:26PM CDT)
VIDEO FILE (Orbit #67 :: 01:00PM CDT)
FLIGHT DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS (replayed on the hour during crew sleep) (Orbit #68 :: 02:00PM CDT)
MMT BRIEFING (Orbit #69 :: 03:00PM CDT)
ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS (Orbit #69 :: 04:31PM CDT)
ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE (Orbit #71 :: 06:45PM CDT)
ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY (Orbit #71 :: 07:45PM CDT)
ENDEAVOUR / GARAN CREW WAKE (begins FD 6) (Orbit #72 :: 08:26PM CDT)

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 Installed :: Thu, 19 May 2011 02:52:21 AM PDT :: At 5:46 a.m. EDT, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) was installed successfully on the outside of the International Space Station's right side. Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel and Roberto Vittori used the space shuttle’s robotic arm to extract it from Endeavour's payload bay. They handed it off to the space station’s Canadarm2, and Pilot Greg Johnson and Mission Specialist Greg Chamitoff then used the robotic arm to install AMS on the starboard side of the station’s truss. The AMS team will monitor the experiment 24 hours a day, gathering data for as long as the space station is in orbit. Using a large magnet to create a magnetic field that will bend the path of the charged cosmic particles already traveling through space, eight different instruments will provide information on those particles as they make their way through the magnet. Armed with that information, hundreds of scientists from 16 countries are hoping to determine what composes the universe and how it began, as the AMS searches for clues on the origin of dark matter and the existence of antimatter and other unusual matter. AMS also could provide information about pulsars, blazers, gamma ray bursts and any number of other cosmic phenomena. » Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer added to ISS (Thank you very much for the great ride and safe delivery of AMS to the station, Professor Samuel Ting, Principal AMS investigator

» AMS-02 » The Time-of-Flight

Commander Mark Kelly's Statement About Future Of Space Program :: 05.19.11 :: HOUSTON -- During media interviews today, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission aboard the International Space Station, made the following statement about the future of space exploration: "NASA is leading the way and will continue to do so," said Kelly. "We are the lead partner on the International Space Station and when humans go back to the moon and on to Mars, I'm sure it's going to be the United States and NASA that's leading that as well. As we move into more commercialization of the launch vehicles and getting access to orbit, that's still NASA that's leading that project and hopefully buying those services and this is something I think that in the long run could mean the expansion of humans accessing space. So we're pretty excited about the future for NASA." Kelly made the statement in an interview with National Public Radio’s Scott Simon. Kelly and station astronaut Cady Coleman conducted several media interviews this morning. To view all of them, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/iqRBth

ISS On-Orbit Status 05/19/11 [+] :: At ~2:58am EDT, the AMS-2 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer 2) was unberthed from the Shuttle cargo bay by Roberto Vittori & Drew Feustel, transferred to the ISS with the SSRMS (Space Station Remote Manipulator System) by Greg Chamitoff & Greg Johnson and successfully installed at the S3 Zenith inboard PAS (Payload Attach System) at ~5:47am. Later, AMS-2 was fully activated from the ground at ~10:30am and has started nominal operations to seek out answers to the mysteries of antimatter, dark matter, and cosmic ray propagation in the universe. Congratulations!

Soyuz Undocking :: 05/22/11 -- Change of Command 11:42am EDT :: 05/23/11 -- Soyuz TMA-20/25S undock – 5:25pm EDT (End of Increment 27) :: ISS Photography Flyabout – 5:50pm • ISS in photography attitude – 6:06pm • Soyuz TMA-20/25S deorbit burn – 9:36pm :: 05/23/11 -- Soyuz TMA-20/25S landing – 10:27pm (8:27am local on 5/24)

First STS-134 Spacewalk Complete :: Fri, 20 May 2011 06:39:57 AM PDT :: Astronauts Drew Feustel and Greg Chamitoff completed a six-hour, 19-minute spacewalk at 9:29 a.m. EDT. They successfully installed antennas for the External Wireless Communication system, routing cables, setting up the antenna, installing handrails, and connecting power cables. Because of a carbon dioxide sensor failure in Chamitoff’s spacesuit, flight controllers limited his spacewalk time to about 6 hrs 20 minutes, 10 minutes less than the planned six hours and 30 minutes. There was no indication his suit's carbon dioxide levels would rise. However, they deferred tasks to remove a micrometeoroid debris shield to access and attach some of the connection points. This was the first of the four STS-134 spacewalks, the 245th spacewalk conducted by U.S. astronauts, the 115th from space station airlocks, and the 156th in support of space station assembly and maintenance, totaling 980 hours, 12 min. It was Feustel's fourth spacewalk for a total time of 27 hours and 17 minutes. As Chamitoff's first, his total time spacewalking is six hours and 19 minutes. Meanwhile, Pilot Greg Johnson and Mission Specialist Roberto Vittori transferred equipment and supplies from Endeavour's middeck to the station. NASA Television will air a mission status briefing with STS-134 Lead Flight Director Derek Hassmann and STS-134 Lead Spacewalk Officer Allison Bolinger to discuss the spacewalk at 11:30 a.m. at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv. A second mission status briefing at 1 p.m. with Kenny Todd, International Space Station manager for Operations and Integration, and Courtenay McMillan, International Space Station Team 4 flight director, will discuss the Soyuz undocking May 23. The procedure will include an opportunity for the Expedition 27 crew members to acquire imagery of the space station in its current configuration. » STS-134 MCC Status Report #09

ISS On-Orbit Status 05/21/11 :: At ~7:11am EDT, the crews of the ISS & Endeavour received a VIP call from Pope Benedict XVI live from the Vatican, with Thomas Reiter (ESA Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations); Enrico Saggese (President of ASI) & Giuseppe Bernardis (Italian Air Force General) in attendance. [His message included these remarks: “I am very happy to have this extraordinary opportunity to converse with you during your mission. I am especially grateful to be able to speak to so many of you, as both crews are present on the space station at this time. Humanity is experiencing a period of extremely rapid progress in the fields of scientific knowledge and technical applications. In a sense, you are our representatives – spear-heading humanity’s exploration of new spaces and possibilities for our future, going beyond the limitations of our everyday existence. We all admire your courage, as well as the discipline and commitment with which you prepared yourselves for this mission. We are convinced you are inspired by noble ideals and that you intend placing the results of your research and endeavours at the disposal of all humanity and for the common good. This conversation gives me the chance to express my own admiration and appreciation to you and to all those who collaborate in making your mission possible, and to add my heartfelt encouragement to bring it to a safe and successful conclusion.” Prior to the ULF6 mission Pope Benedict XVI had given a medal to MS-2 Robert Vittori. The medal had a representation of the Creation of Man, as painted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Vittori floated the medal to FE-5 Nespoli, who will keep the medal through his return on 25S and then give it back to the Pope.] » VIDEO: Pope Benedict XVI Greets Shuttle, Station Crew

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