[sarex] Endeavour Undergoes Heat Shield Inspection

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Thu Aug 9 12:41:05 PDT 2007


*Endeavour Undergoes Heat Shield Inspection*

Image above: Scott Kelly (left), Dave Williams and Tracy Caldwell on the 
aft flight deck of space shuttle Endeavour. Image: NASA TV


Pilot Charles Hobaugh, and mission specialists Tracy Caldwell and Rick 
Mastracchio are using the shuttle’s robotic arm and the Orbiter Boom 
Sensor System (OBSS) to take an extensive and detailed look at the 
orbiter’s thermal protection system. Mission specialists Dave Williams 
and Barbara Morgan join Mastracchio for the latter part of the survey.

+ View Animation of Flight Day 2 Scans 

The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour was awakened for its first full 
day in orbit at 8:37 a.m. EDT(1237 UTC) by the song “Where My Heart Will 
Take Me,” performed by Russell Watson. It was played for Mission 
Specialist Rick Mastracchio.

In preparation for Endeavour’s rendezvous and docking with the space 
station, crew members will install a centerline camera. It will help 
Commander Scott Kelly pilot the orbiter during its approach to the 
station docking port. Crew members also will check out rendezvous tools 
and extend the Orbiter Docking System ring. Endeavour is scheduled to 
dock at 1:53 p.m. (1753 UTC)Friday.

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