Author Topic: LIVE: STS-135 Flight Day 10-11 - Transfers, MPLM Return, Farewells/Hatch Closure  (Read 40588 times)

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PAO Brandi Dean interviewing ISS Flight Director Courtenay McMillan.
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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MPLM pack up. 94 percent complete. Small items.

Middeck transfers - late pack items (science) - into double cold bags. GLACIER (fridge) too.

No crew in the middeck with four person crew, so more space for returns (like the gyro).

EMU work to help prep for the Russian Stage EVA in August.

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Prop Team!

Nap time. Please cover anything interesting if you are around.

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Prop Team!

Nap time. Please cover anything interesting if you are around.

Will do, sir!
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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NASA TV replayed the just-shown PAO interview with ISS Flight Director Courtenay McMillan.

Orbit 1 team about to assume operational control.

NASA TV replaying the STS-135 wake-up song - "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang.
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Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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Sandy Magnus giving congratulations to the FIFA Women's Cup, for the two teams going into the finals on Sunday July 17th.  JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa joins her.

Sandy cheers "Go USA!"

Satoshi cheers "Go Japan!"
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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Mike Fossum offering to downlink previously recorded video.  The video will be transmitted via LAB MPC and will not go out directly over NASA TV.  PAO to review the video and make the call on that. Downlink in progress.

Rob Navias now the PAO. Ten total crew members awake for about an hour, and getting ready for their final full day of joint docked operations.
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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PAO Ron Navias: ISS Orbit 1 team on duty. Final full day on orbit. 9,400 lbs of MPLM supplies were transferred to ISS during this mission.

GPC-4 is in good shape.

Ron Navias notes that this flight marks the end of the shuttle era.
He calls it "A revolutionary vehicle for a revolutionary age"

The special video of "Launching our Dreams" is now showing.

I have seen this several times. Each time chokes me up.

David

Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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"Launching our Dreams" video replay concluded. Many Kleenexes used.

Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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PAO notes that today (Sunday July 17) will be the final of the Women's World Cup - USA versus Japan.

Teases that Sandy and Sakoshi may need to be kept apart from each other. :)

Also, Ron Navias notes that July 15 marks the 36th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo/Soyuz Test Project mission - the first international manned space mission.
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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"Launching our Dreams" video replay concluded. Many Kleenexes used.



It's a lovely video, It had me thinking about looking forward to the next launch.. *hits head* It hasn't sank in for me yet..  :(
- Aaron

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Ron Navias noting that during the twelve MPLM flights that occurred during the shuttle era a total of 140 tons of cargo was delivered to the ISS.
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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"Launching our Dreams" video replay concluded. Many Kleenexes used.



It's a lovely video, It had me thinking about looking forward to the next launch.. *hits head* It hasn't sank in for me yet..  :(

It hasn't sunk in for me either. :( 

I am not looking forward to 'Wheels Stop' later this week.
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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All quiet on-board Atlantis and the ISS right now (1:36am EDT)  I am jumping off for tonight.

Thanks,
David
Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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