Author Topic: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 16 - FCS C/Os, RCS Hot Fire, Media, Endeavour Tribute  (Read 43792 times)

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LIVE and interactive coverage of STS-134's Flight Day 16.

Main links of use:

Endeavour's forum section for other threads - including non FD specific coverage:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=4.0


L2 Members:
STS-134 Special Section - Internal NASA (MER/OPO/DAT/MMT) Flight Day coverage (Documentation, notes, videos and photos since FD1, all unreleased anywhere else):

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=48.0 or
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=STS-134


All STS-134 News Articles can be found on this link:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/sts-134/

Mission Articles:

Launch Day and APU Heater Overview Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/live-sts-134-attempt-2-updates/

Mission Timeline Article - by Chris Gebhardt:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-endeavour-packed-mission-overview/

Docking Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/endeavour-outstanding-shape-iss-for-docking/

Post-Docking/TPS damage Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-nasa-managers-reviewing-endeavours-tps-dings/

AMS Install/Ascent Review Article - by Chris Gebhardt:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/exceptional-endeavour-us-assembly-complete-station/

EVA-1, Status and FI Latest Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-eva-1-focused-inspection-decision-tps-damage/  - by me and Chris Gebhardt

FD6 Focused Inspection/TPS Clear/Pope Call Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-obss-focused-inspection-pope-call-iss/

EVA-2 - TPS Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-eva-2-endeavour-tps-clearance-overview/

FD8 Article - a really great article by Pete Harding on today's historic event:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/soyuz-tma-20-historic-photographic-event-landing/

EVA-3 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-eva-3-debuts-isle-mmt-no-mission-extension/

DLI/Status Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-endeavour-docked-late-inspections/

EVA-4 Article - by Chris Gebhardt
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/the-final-space-shuttle-spacewalk-sts-134-eva-4/

Undocking Article 1 - STORRM:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-endeavour-storrm-final-farewell-to-iss/

Undocking Article 2 - DAT TPS Overview - by Chris Gebhardt
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/endeavour-completes-historic-final-undocking-tps-clearance-overview/

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FD16  EOM-1
– Cabin Stow
– FCS C/O, RCS Hot Fire, L-1 Comm Checks, WLES Deact,
– Ku-Band Stow

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Crew wake up near the top of the hour, and we already know what the song is (as much as it sounds like Charlie Bolden wrote it ;)):

"Dreams You Give" by Brian Plunkett - original song contest 2nd place.

Only one video on youtube, with 3,000 views (so how it got second place with 612,959 Votes is bizzare).



https://songcontest.nasa.gov/voteOrigResult.aspx - notably, unlike STS-133, this was for original songs, as opposed to well know bands.

The winning song is a foot tapper, thankfully :)

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Entry team heading into their shift.

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Yeah, the full sequence set of those and a whole bunch more are in L2 since this morning, amazing. There's even an animated set from the sequence which is even more amazing. L2 way ahead again and not selected, but the entire sequence the astronaut takes  8) 8) 8)
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"Dreams You Give" by Brian Plunkett - original song contest 2nd place.

Only one video on youtube, with 3,000 views (so how it got second place with 612,959 Votes is bizzare).

They are a homeschool family. We also homeschool and the fact that they had submitted an entry made the rounds on homeschool email lists and forums.  I'll let you fill the rest of the blanks in.

See for example - http://www.welltrainedmind.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2573631

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Getting video set up for the PAO event.
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 01:03 AM by GoForTLI »
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First up ABC.
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 01:08 AM by GoForTLI »
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The crew was just asked by a reporter whether the manned space program was in disarray.  Mark Kelly glanced over at his fellow crewmember (Chamitoff) and they talked a little bit before Mark responded.  Mark said they were always concerned about the future but thought that the program would succeed in the future (paraphrasing, I'm trying to remember exactly what he said). 
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 01:38 AM by Bubbinski »
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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PAO event over.

FCS checkout up next at 21:01 CDT (02:01 UTC).
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Out of contact with TDRS - back to contact in 2 min.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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CAPCOM reading up some deltas to the FCS C/O procedure.

Will use APU-1 for the FCS checkout today.
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Into FCS check outs.


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Still in +ZLV -XVV:
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Moving a PLB camera to get a look at the starboard inboard and outboard elevons:
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 02:12 AM by GoForTLI »
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Live video from Endeavour

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Moving a PLB camera to get a look at the starboard inboard and outboard elevons:

Let's hope for some split screen fun for FCS! We missed out on that for 133 :)

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APU-1 in prestart.
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APU-1 pre-start.

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Some heater signatures on APU-2, but it's at the top of its heater cycle, so expected (ironically I'm writing up the APU heater presentation right now).

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APU-1 start in progress:
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Wow, heading backwards into an orbital sunset.

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whats the debris that seemed to be floating away??  ice??
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 02:26 AM by stockman »
One Percent for Space!!!

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Numerous objects observed. Never seen so many during a FCS checkout.

Tried to capture some. One was noticably bigger than the others.

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Houston is GO for APU-1 shutdown.

RCS hotfire up next.
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Really didn't come out in the screenshots, but I counted over 10 bits of debris (ice? Seemed to be from multiple areas). Not being referenced on the loop.

Go for APU shutdown.


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Really didn't come out in the screenshots, but I counted over 10 bits of debris (ice? Seemed to be from multiple areas). Not being referenced on the loop.

MS4 was scheduled for FCS C/O PTV during the FCS C/O.  Maybe we'll get video or stills from that?
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Blue Entry screen is up.
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 02:34 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Go to press after an illegal entry an ITEM 14 entry.

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24 mins to RCS Hot Fire.

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Rudder command values questioned, but they were confirmed to be good values.

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Landing opportunities timing for tomorrow
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 02:53 AM by stockman »
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Anyone using that Heavens Above site know if there's a good UK pass coming up? Will be dark for two revs and these look good on the map at least....

York, England if you need the city.

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Checkouts on the "glass cockpit" displays taking place.

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there is one at 4:06 am local, will be -1.1 on station side, HEavens above has not updated after undocking so Endeavour is not showing up but should be close enough
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Ooh, that's three minutes! Will step outside for a bit ;)

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hey down there Chris!
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hey down there Chris!

Na, that pass was over Southern France, about a 600 miles too far south ;)

And it's already dawn break (and bloody cold), so that's a no go.
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They are going to passing over close to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

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hey down there Chris!

Na, that pass was over Southern France, about a 600 miles too far south ;)

And it's already dawn break (and bloody cold), so that's a no go.

ah sorry, like I mentioned the Heavens above page has not been updated in awhile so the times and placement are getting off.
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RCS hot fire checkouts in work!

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First set of pulses were good with no anomalies.

No one has flagged up the debris by the way, so clearly no concern.

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RCS Checkout complete, all nominal.

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Some live video from Endeavour again.

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Next up are some laptop landing sims.

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No one has flagged up the debris by the way, so clearly no concern.

Saw it live before logging in, was a lot of debris/objects. I doubt they would say over NASA TV if it was a problem.

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No one has flagged up the debris by the way, so clearly no concern.

Saw it live before logging in, was a lot of debris/objects. I doubt they would say over NASA TV if it was a problem.

I know, I was talking about the people I know who are working the mission.

Was likely ice as she stretched her elevons for the first time in two weeks.

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Pretty...

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No one has flagged up the debris by the way, so clearly no concern.

Saw it live before logging in, was a lot of debris/objects. I doubt they would say over NASA TV if it was a problem.

I know, I was talking about the people I know who are working the mission.

Was likely ice as she stretched her elevons for the first time in two weeks.
I thought the debris (what I also thought was ice) showed up at APU start, prior to the elevons moving.
As you said though, probably not an issue if it hasn't been noted.

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Pretty...

The view here is almost like as if your gazing out the window of your plane flight home after a busy week at work.
Tony De La Rosa

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No one has flagged up the debris by the way, so clearly no concern.

Saw it live before logging in, was a lot of debris/objects. I doubt they would say over NASA TV if it was a problem.

I know, I was talking about the people I know who are working the mission.

Was likely ice as she stretched her elevons for the first time in two weeks.
I thought the debris (what I also thought was ice) showed up at APU start, prior to the elevons moving.
As you said though, probably not an issue if it hasn't been noted.

Both and during I'd say. I assume the APU start gives off a bit of vibration?

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All quiet on the loop as Box and Commander Kelly take it in turns at playing SSM2007 (blatant advert alert! ;))

The Endeavour tribute will be next.

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And there you go:


Here's hoping for less "its" and more "hers".

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@astro_mike (Mass):

"Can't believe all of the spacewalks to build space station are now complete, took nearly 13 years but it all went bye in a blink"

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Event about to start
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 04:28 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Waiting for a good period of Ku it would seem.

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"Crew still gathering their thoughts" - PAO (nicely phrased ;))

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We're seeing the difference between STS-133's crew who love Discovery and this crew who aren't exactly sad about losing shuttle. This is disrespectful.

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We're seeing the difference between STS-133's crew who love Discovery and this crew who aren't exactly sad about losing shuttle. This is disrespectful.

Well the STS-133 events for Discovery were superb, and poor Endeavour's not been getting the love her older sister enjoyed (Commander Kelly doesn't seem interested in that sort of thing), but they are probably busy with the sims still, as this is now way overdue.

I dount they are purposely dissing Endeavour ;)

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Over the English channel:

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Might be postponed. Four minutes left in the window.

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Can't see this happening now, slide taken down.

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That's the window lost, so waiting to here if it'll be rearranged and when.

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Tag up requested.

Ah, they are filming the tribute now, so it'll be sent down recorded.

Honoring Endeavour, for the win!

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Crew asking for about 10 minutes.  They finished the sim and are working on the tribute video.  I don't really see it as disrespectful that they didn't break off the sim to do the PAO event exactly, precisely on time.  They'll get it.

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Tag up:

Ku available during meal time, downlink video then (so can someone record that as I'll be sleeping).

Delay OCA reconfig.

Entry video set up whenever then want.

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In 50 minutes they'll downlink the wakeup song, faces in space thing, tribute provided by PAO, crewmember interviews on Endeavour thoughts.  Requesting it to be edited, so it won't be sent down live.

Crew requests seven minutes of no calls while they film.
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 05:03 AM by DwightM »

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Edit might mean it won't be today, maybe start of tomorrow. We'll all need to keep a look out for it.

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Maybe they'll package it with the Soyuz photos and we'll get to see it sometime in 2014 ;)

Sorry! ;)

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Edit might mean it won't be today, maybe start of tomorrow. We'll all need to keep a look out for it.
PAO confirms that it'll be the morning before we see it.
The reason for the edit request is that they had to do several takes.
John44 will no doubt get it.

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Ooo, team photo in the FCR coming up.

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"Can you give us seven minutes with no calls".

"Ok, we'll set out watches and call you in exactly seven minutes. I started my watch 30 seconds ago."

"Can you please restart your watch"

;D

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Come on, change the view so we can watch! :)

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EOM-1 comm checks in work

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Good comm checkout complete.

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Tribute video coming down, but we won't get to see it as the crew requested an edit before it's played.

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RAMBO-2 burn now officially on the schedule after successful checkouts.

Will be in 1hr 9mins.

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Love the NSF tweet hast tag "orbiters have feelings too" on the postponed tribute :D

How do you remain humorous after 16 days of a mission is beyond me Chris.

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RAMBO-2 TIG going up.

14/18:36:42 - 14/18:44:12 - 7 mins 30 second duration.

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Love the NSF tweet hast tag "orbiters have feelings too" on the postponed tribute :D

How do you remain humorous after 16 days of a mission is beyond me Chris.

Heh. You've been here long enough to know it's fun times all the way when riding the Bergin train to Shuttle Central. Toot toot! ;)

(Unless you catch me trying to desperately control the armwaving in the Space Policy threads, where I come across as a Chinese censor on a moderation commission bonus plan ;D)

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Ground controlling Endeavour's PLB cameras to check out the surfaces, such as radiator panels (you don't want MMOD smacking into the freon loops).

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Taking aim on the radiator retract hoses, which haven't been a problem for a good number of missions since the kinking incidents.

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Few flight plan notes going up for the RAMBO-2 burn, ensuring the get into FES Dump on time, etc.

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Another camera taking aim on one of the four radiator retract hoses.

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RAMBO-2 burn showing up on the screen now too....up along the US Eastern Seaboard.

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Today and tomorrow are going to merge into one for me I think, As landing is early tomorrow morning. I'm more than willing to stay up till then.  ;D
- Aaron

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Today and tomorrow are going to merge into one for me I think, As landing is early tomorrow morning. I'm more than willing to stay up till then.  ;D

That's the spirit! ;D

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Some chess shenanigans:

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"Good luck trying to catch up on our moves though, cause we're going 17,500mph........"


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And back to some firing fun, RAMBO-2 window about to open.

70 seconds to the window.

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Not hearing any calls yet, but assuming she'll be in attitude already. PAO could do with changing the screen from just for what seems to be ages.

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Hmmm, normally we'd get a bit of KU, some calls and what-have-you, but nadda with this one.

That's going to outrage the RAM Burn fans.

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And off the map, so either complete, or something cancelled the burn.


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Well that's strange, they are go to press now, and we now have some Ku :D

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Repress LOMS - He open and close - so that must mean they completed the RAMBO-2 DTO.

Yep, PAO notes it was successful (unusual not to get more coverage of that).
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 07:51 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Now inside the final 24 hours for Endeavour in space if she comes home on Opp 1.

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Waste Water dump coming up.

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Right then, MSB is 4am Central (10am UK), and hopefully Aaron will be up, had his breakfast and flexed his fingers for that ;) (No worries if not).

Going to get some shuteye in prep for Endeavour's rollout and STS-134 EOM, and finish off the next article (want to see if we can squeeze in some additional updated MER status).

I've updated Chris G's article to cover the checkouts so we're on the timeline per news site:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/endeavour-completes-historic-final-undocking-tps-clearance-overview/

Feel more than welcome to add nice screenshots, updates as they happen.

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They are now flying almost overhead but I will not be able to see them as it is full daylight here.

:-(

Genova flyover - above the clouds. Caught it right on time.

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I just got what will most likely be my last view of Space Shuttle Endeavour as it flew directly over Long Island, N.Y. at 3:38 a.m.
ISS was trailing about 10 seconds later.

I was very surprised to see that the view I had of ISS was quite a bit longer.

Wonder if it had anything to do with the shuttles orientation at the time for the plume experiment that was underway?

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Right then, MSB is 4am Central (10am UK), and hopefully Aaron will be up, had his breakfast and flexed his fingers for that ;) (No worries if not).

MSB was moved 30 min ahead. Finished :D
Weather (cross wind focast) will be improved.

We have Replay  from now ;)
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4:15 am - Fifteen minutes ago it was raining here in Minneapolis but then it stopped and the skies cleared enough to watch Endeavour lead the ISS across the sky for the last time. Fantastic sight!

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Indian Ocean across from Mozambique



and over Madagascar

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I'd just like to take a moment to say thanks to everyone who has contributed to the coverage this mission.  She flew as I was at work (nights), so I missed nearly the entire mission.  The quality of updates on this site kept me up to date on everything, so thanks.  I'll sadly miss her landing tomorrow morning, so please keep the updates coming.

Godspeed, Endeavour and crew.

Sorry for the derailment. :)

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Ku band antenna now put away. No more video feeds coming from the Orbiter. :-(
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Was up to see the 3.38am pass of Endeavour and the ISS over Toronto - was great to see her with my own eyes one last time on orbit.  Thankfully all this cloudy weather we've had cleared just in time.

Not much sleep last night, and not much sleep tonight either ;)

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From the MSB earlier, just watched the video


Tony Ceccacci

Busy and successful morning
Readying vehicle for return home
Checkout of flight control systems – no anomalies
Checkout of RCS jets
Commander and pilot did standard training on laptop
Did cabin stow
Did RAMBO RAM burn
Weathers looking promising
Forecasts have been showing crosswinds above limits but its trending better for tomorrow
Enough consumables for EOM +3 LIHO and Cryo limiting consumables
Wednesday - KSC only
Thursday – Pick them day
Want to get crew down at EOM +1 if we can’t land tomorrow due to length of mission
Do have capability to go longer if its not safe


Questions   

Q: Crosswind limits at SLF?

A: 12 knots


Q: Any chance the shuttle crew may see Atlantis rolling out during final approach?

A: Don’t know, plan may be to have Atlantis at the pad before landing


Q: Are limits for landing greater at night?

A: A few things, need to have Xenon lights up. Have edge lighting that’s required. Centre line lighting not required.


Q: Any issues if Atlantis’s rollout is delayed?

A: No


Q: Thoughts on Endeavours final landing?

A: Focus is on getting crew home safely.

Offline Chris Bergin

Heh, thanks for transcribing (no need if it's after as we'll have the video, but top work as that summary was a lot faster than downloading and watching).

So, maybe the CT guys can call for a lot of overheating bearings and Endeavour will pass over her older sister as she's rolling. Joking of course, but I'm trying to think of any remaining dual orbiter events on the same day and I'm struggling to think of one.

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By the way, any sign of the Endeavour tribute video yet?

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Hi,
someone can help me to understand what is "RAMBO RAM burn"?
Or give me a information source?

Thanks
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Hi,
someone can help me to understand what is "RAMBO RAM burn"?
Or give me a information source?

Thanks


This description is from the STS-134 press kit:

Ram Burn Observations − 2 (RAMBO-2) is an experiment in which the DoD uses a satellite to observe space shuttle orbital maneuvering system engine burns. Its purpose is to improve plume models, which predict the direction the plume, or rising column of exhaust, will move as the shuttle maneuvers on orbit. Understanding the direction in which the spacecraft engine plume, or exhaust flows could be significant to the safe arrival and departure of spacecraft on current and future exploration missions.

http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/538352main_sts134_presskit_508.pdf


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1st Landing opportunity tomorrow.

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Crew Endeavour tribute event

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Flight Day 16 Execute Package is up:


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Flight Day 16 Execute Package is up:



That would be yesterday's execute package, not today's.

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FD threads aligned. Starting the EOM thread shortly.

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FD threads aligned. Starting the EOM thread shortly.

was wondering what that was all about :D
3-30-2017: The start of a great future
"Live Long and Prosper"

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FD threads aligned. Starting the EOM thread shortly.

was wondering what that was all about :D

There's NOTHING more annoying than a section having flight day threads out of order ;D

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FD threads aligned. Starting the EOM thread shortly.

was wondering what that was all about :D

There's NOTHING more annoying than a section having flight day threads out of order ;D

Except maybe have to rub your eye while outside ISS on a spacewalk and being unable to  8)
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 08:47 PM by FinalFrontier »
3-30-2017: The start of a great future
"Live Long and Prosper"

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Here's the Endeavour tribute event.



I must admit, I like Commander Kelly's optimism about the future. :)
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Thanks Pete. Can you copy that across to the Landing thread, and can someone copy the entry tracks for the two opps into that thread too, then we're set up.

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Safe entry and landing Endeavour!
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