Author Topic: LIVE: STS-135 Flight Day 10-11 - Transfers, MPLM Return, Farewells/Hatch Closure  (Read 79248 times)

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Dan Tani, during the video checks with Satoshi, tells him he looks pretty happy up there, at least for a little while until Japan loses to the U.S. in soccer.
Yeah, a little trash talking -- after verifying the config was good.  If there was a response, it wasn't audible.  ;D

(The crews will be in their sleep period before the Final starts and probably won't hear the result until wake up late tonight.)

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Moving into sunset

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Mr. Navias is recapping the GPC reconfig done after wake up earlier.  Basically, they went back to the configuration at the time of the upset.  GPC 4 was reassigned to the Systems Management functions, taking over from GPC 2; GPC 1 continues to be the GNC computer.  GPC 2 and 3 are back in standby.
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Sorry if I missed anything as my connection went down in the middle of the event:

Q How do you feel about this being the last launch?
A  A lot of opportunities in the future Russia/Commercial
Q Are space suits itchy?
A Not itchy smooth undergarment with cooling tubes
Q How do you replace air lost during EVAs?
A Use of airlock explained.  Resupply of air during cargo flights
Q Where next, Moon asteroid or Mars?
A Would prefer Mars but moon or asteroid would be exciting also
Q How much trash in space?
A Lots of small rocket bodies.  Station can manouvre and has shielding
Q What happens to NASA after the last mission?
A Plenty to do with ISS etc.
Q Question about Space Food
A Crew demonstrated various space food items
Q Do you get bored in Space?
A Plenty work to do great views of Earth
Q Do you feel heavy when you get back to earth?
A Zero G very comfortable.  Feels very heavy when you first return to Earth
Q Can you text email etc.?
A Email and DVDs.
Q How do astronauts sleep at night?
A Strapped into sleeping bags
Q How are the crews selected?
A Picked by Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson
Q What does launch feel like?
A Like getting shot out of a cannon or on a roller-coaster
Q Time difference in Space?
A Use GMT on ISS and MET in Shuttle
Q Why no gravity in Space?
A Still gravity need to do 17500mph to stay in orbit
Q How long are the missions?
A 13 days for STS 135 ISS crews for 6 or 7 months
Q  Can Astronauts listen to Music?
A Listen to ipods in free time
Q How many times have meteors hit ISS
A Nothing big has hit and ISS can get out of the way.  Station has been hit by Micrometeorites
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Demonstrating Space food
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Station-Atlantis complex now passing over the Bay of Bengal and Sri Lanka. The crew moving into their off duty period.

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Just racing over the planet, like you do....

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« Last Edit: 07/17/2011 11:17 AM by Stardust9906 »

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ANd view in Rafaello, which is full of trash and not so full of supplies anymore
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Heh...

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crew thanking orbit one for keeping a look out for them over night during sleep, orbit one signing off.

sounds like setting up for PAO event
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Ron showing bag for Middeck transfer to make sure it all needs to go down
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testing HD on shuttle, seems doesnt work on middeck but good on flight deck, talking about downlinking GLACIER video
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Going over Italy.

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ANd view in Rafaello, which is full of trash and not so full of supplies anymore

Is it safe to assume that Rafaello is dark due to having been robbed of light bulbs?  Thought I heard somewhere that the bulbs were compatible with ISS and would be robbed from the MPLM as spares for ISS...

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Over the Med. And the second one could be the Suez Canal.

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Look at that, the Med in the background. Now over Saudi Arabia. Red Sea to the left.

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Josh confirms that was the Suez.

Mecca to the left.

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