[sarex] Astronauts to Prepare for Tuesday Landing
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Mon Aug 20 03:55:10 PDT 2007
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*Astronauts to Prepare for Tuesday Landing *
Image above: Astronaut Barbara R. Morgan, mission specialist, is
surrounded by supplies in SPACEHAB, located in the cargo bay of the
Space Shuttle Endeavour. Image: NASA
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The seven-member STS-118 crew will spend the day preparing for its
return to Earth aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour after a successful stay
at the International Space Station. The astronauts will stow equipment
and test Endeavour’s systems that will be used for re-entry and landing.
Endeavour’s first landing opportunity is at 12 32 p.m. EDT at Kennedy
Space Center, Fla., with the deorbit burn occurring at 11:25 a.m. A
second opportunity is available at the Florida spaceport at 2:06 p.m.
The deorbit burn would occur at 1 p.m. White Sands Space Harbor in New
Mexico will not be called up for a possible Tuesday landing there. A
decision on whether to call up Edwards AFB, Calif., is expected this
+ View STS-118 landing ground tracks
Mission managers continue to monitor Hurricane Dean. Early Monday Dean,
with winds near 150 mph, was about 150 miles southeast of Grand Cayman,
moving west at about 20 mph.
Crew members will take time out of their schedule today to participate
in an education event with the Canadian Space Agency.
The STS-118 crew members spent almost nine days at the international
outpost. They continued the on-orbit construction of the station and
transferred tons of cargo between the two spacecraft. The STS-118 crew
conducted four spacewalks at the station. The two major objectives were
the installation of the S5 and the replacement of a failed attitude
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