Author Topic: LIVE: STS-133 Flight Days 8/9 - PMM Outfitting, Off Duty, President, Transfers  (Read 78737 times)

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LIVE and interactive coverage of STS-133's Flight Day 8-9 - the pace of these two days are slower than the rest of the mission, so combined thread for both days.

Main links of use:

Discovery's STS-133 forum section for other threads - including non FD specific coverage:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=2.0


L2 STS-133 Special Section - into Flight Day coverage (lots!):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=35.0 or
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=STS-133


Coverage will be centralized on this site, via these live threads and news articles, but I will ''tweet" important updates via http://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight


STS-133 Mission Outlines/Pre-Launch News Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/sts-133/ (Over 110 articles for STS-133)


Previous L-1 and Launch Day articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/sts-133-discovery-launch-day-mec-investigation-review/

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/live-discovery-into-tanking-operations-for-sts-133-launch-attempt/ - Myself and Chris Gebhardt.

FD2 article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/sts-133-healthy-discovery-fd2-inspections-rcc-panels/

FD3 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/discovery-visually-spectacular-docking-space-station/ - by Chris Gebhardt

FD4 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/sts-133-pristine-discovery-docked-mission-swansong/

FD5 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/02/discovery-eva-1-endeavour-rolls-vab-last-time/ - by Chris Gebhardt.

FD6 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/03/sts-133-pmm-successfully-installed-soyuz-flyabout-cancelled/ - mainly by Chris Gebhardt

FD7 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/03/misc-tasks-final-spacewalk-plus-1-day-option/ - mainly by Chris Gebhardt

Latest:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/03/sts-133-workhorse-discovery-exemplifying-routine-orbiter-excellence/

FD 8-9:
Mission Extended, so flight plan is going to be based on the executive package when available.
Transfers
PMM Outfitting
President Obama - 4pm Central.
Off Duty
Media events
Transfers
Will refine as we go.


Please note, this is interactive, but all posts need to be on topic. If you post images, no more than two per post.
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Activities from yesterday:


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Flight Director update. I think he sounds just like Ross from Friends  ;)
Edit: Extra comedic value when he said "...take your clothes off..." when describing the leakcheck procedure.
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Good morning, Discovery!

The wakeup song is City of Blinding Lights by U2 for the crew from Tim Kopra.

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A quiet day today!
- Aaron

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A quiet day today!
for some. the reboost is coming up in a few hours and that's always interesting

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Stunning view:
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25 Minute Media Event coming up with all of the STS 133 crew

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CNN

Q: What has the mission been like so far?

Lindsay: Fantastic, accomplished most of the major objectives and got some extra get aheads done on the EVA. Installed last US pressurised module


Q: Eric what will you be thinking at wheel stop?

A: Be glad to be back on earth, will be bitter sweet, discovery looks like shes flying her first flight


Q: Alvin what was the message in a bottle?

A: JAXA wanted to capture a bit of outer space to put on display


ATTG TV


Q:  What are you doing today?

A: Nicole: Today were at the point where weíve finished robotics and space walks. Doing transfers and taking time to look out the copula


Q:  Anything Alvin wants to pass along to people in the Washington area?

A: Looks frosty down there hope youíre bundled up


Q: How do you tell time?

A: Alvin: Have very little idea what time it is up here, have three watches to keep track of MET, GMT and Houston time


Q: Is this a bitter sweet moment being the last flight for discovery

A: Lindsay: still two flights left of the shuttles, sad to see the shuttle program end. They have a great service record look forward to seeing them retire with dignity and the next space ship


WTSP TV

Q: Nicole: If you could bring back one experience and share it what would it be?

A: A combination of that we should look at the ISS as a true example of what we can do as an international community. ISS is complex and we came together to build it beautifully. You canít leave here without appreciating what a wonderful planet we have.


Q: Can you describe what its like to look down at Tampa Bay? Do you look at google maps and think this isnít as good as my view

A:  Nicole: Google maps doesnít compare, feel a fondness for Tampa Bay every where you look its clear and colourful and glowing. Pictures donít really capture it, you canít describe unless you see it


Q: What do you do with free time in space?

A: Take pictures, look at the planet at night turn down the lights and look at the night sky. Like to look at meteorites. Talk to other crew mates


Q: Steve: Youíve been Nicoles boss twice now what is it that makes Nicole so exceptional?

A: Canít say enough good words about her blessed to be working with her. Known her for years assigned her to ISS stay. Nicole and everyone on the crew do everything really well


Q: Who is the prankster on the crew?

A: Several comedians on the crew Steve and Eric are the biggest


Q: Nicole, Do you talk to your son often?

A: Talk to him once a day works out well


Q: Nicole, What do you want to say to people back on the ground?

A: Thank you its heart warming to see how people follow my missions


Q: Nicole, how does it feel to be on Discoverys last mission?

A: Strikes me very much, talk about it a lot with the crew its bitter sad. Need to look at positives and the successes of Discovery.


KNBC TV

Q: How are you feeling with the days winding down?

A: Steven Lindsay: Bittersweet moment, enjoying the flight. Privilege to be on the last flight of Discovery.


Q:  Alvin whatís it like to do a space walk?

A: 43 years ago I talked to my dad as Apollo 11 crew walked on the moon asked my dad how much you have to pay to do that, and couldnít believe they got paid to do it. Now I canít believe they pay me to do a space walk


Q: Alvin, What goes through your mind?

A: View is spectacular


Event Over
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Great transcription, racshot!

Coming up on a 26 minute burn to raise the stack's altitude by 9/10ths of a mile, will use Discovery's vernier RCS thrusters.

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Cady and Scott changing out the CDRA front desecant (sp?) bed

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Spectacular View

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And the reboost burn is underway.  This is a 26 minute burn.

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Reboost complete

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And the reboost burn is underway.  This is a 26 minute burn.

ATV- or Progress-powered?
"Oops! I left the silly thing in reverse!" - Duck Dodgers

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The Space Shuttle Program - 1981-2011

The time for words has passed; The time has come to put up or shut up!
DON'T PROPAGANDISE, FLY!!!

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And the reboost burn is underway.  This is a 26 minute burn.

ATV- or Progress-powered?

Discovery's vernier RCS thrusters.

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Nice work Aaron and Steve :) Back in the saddle here and I've got the next media interviews in 45 minutes, but everyone's welcome to throw in cool screenshots.

Discovery is still "MER Items: None" :)
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Talking about the CDRA work (See FD7's MSB comments from Mr Renfrew - who's the FD on right now with CAPCOM Stan Love).
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