Author Topic: LIVE: STS-133 Flight Days 8/9 - PMM Outfitting, Off Duty, President, Transfers  (Read 78128 times)

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Whatever they did with the CRDA, it's worked.
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Hot tip of the day:  pay close attention on passes within a day of docking or undocking, and you (usually*) get to see orbital formation flying!
Very rare are these events (especially with clear skies), and oh, so cool...

*We saw ISS pass about 14 hours prior to docking, and did NOT see Discovery.  This is because they did a large burn about 8 hours prior to docking and raised Discovery's orbit by about 100 miles (not sure if it was related to launching so late in the window)!


Oh my god! just saw the International Space station and the docked Space shuttle Discovery came over our house. AMAZING! Finally saw it.

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nice clear visual over Baja Mexico
« Last Edit: 03/03/2011 07:29 pm by stockman »
One Percent for Space!!!

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Crew was just informed that STS-133 has been extended by another day.   Undocking will occur at 7:03 AM EST Monday March 7.  Landing will occur at 11:58 AM EST.
« Last Edit: 03/03/2011 07:40 pm by dsmillman »

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Well done Discovery for making that possible :)
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Crew was just informed that STS-133 has been extended by another day.   Undocking will occur at 7:03 AM EST Monday March 7.  Landing will occur at 11:58 AM EST.

And this means that Discovery will land having spent exactly 365days (or exactly one calendar year) in space over her 39 mission career. Amazing!

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Not sure if someone has mentioned it already, but the fact they've added TWO days to the mission speaks volumes about the capability of the orbiters in general, and Discovery in particular.  Remember, they pulled one set of PRSD tanks from Discovery to maximize upmass over the summer (still remember that great article, ChrisG!)...

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2010/03/sts-133-baseline-outlines-processing-mission-for-discovery/

Offline Chris Bergin

Got points Chris and Pah!

SRB video replay coming up and the call from the President is one hour away.
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President to speak shortly.
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The President is late ;)
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Hope he walks into the room to see this view.
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The President busy? Who'd have thought it.  ;D
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"Please standby for the President."

"Err the President will be one more minute yet"
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The President busy? Who'd have thought it.  ;D

Probably still catching up with the EVA-2 live thread ;)
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Finally here.

Ordering the crew to unpack R2 so he can stretch his legs.
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Most of it...

"Hello everybody".

"Welcome onboard the ISS" - Commander Kelly.

"Is that Scott? How are you my friend."

"Very well Mr President"

"We're always inspired by your work as you make ISS operational. You make us all proud of your courage.

"Must be proud to be the last commander of Discovery (to Commander Lindsey).

Called Discovery an "it" - outrage! ;)

"On behalf of the crew it's a real honor to fly with HER. We think Discovery will have flown in space for a full year. She's been into space 38-39 times and she won't be forgotten" - Commander Lindsey.

"Full 12 astronauts and cosmonauts. Every vehicle from the ISS partners. That's a pretty good metophore for how we work in space and back on Earth."

"That you for that sir and you're right. It is a testomony to international partnerships. All these countries came together and everything fit first time."

On R2.

"We just pulled him out of the PMM. And he's off camera, still being unpacked. It'll be fun to see him work.

President "Come on, still unpacking him man?"

Commander Lindsey "Every now and again we hear scratching sounds and "let me out!"" :D

"I just want to congratulate everyone who works at NASA and works on Discovery. We could not be more proud."

"Hope you get back safe and sound".

Over.
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For some reason all of the crew want to sleep in the airlock.

Stan Love says it'll be chilly in there, 18C degrees (not chilly! ;))

"Ok, so no one sleeping in the airlock, we'll all sleep in the Cupola" :D
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Seemed like the President was interested and wanted to do it. Reading off a fact sheet at times?

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DPC started. Minor changes to the plan, as the additional time is PMM related.
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