[sarex] Hatches to Close Today
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Sun Nov 4 02:01:47 PST 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Hatches to Close Today*
4 November 2007
The STS-120 crew is scheduled to bid farewell to the Expedition 16 crew
before the hatches close at 1:43 p.m. EST between Discovery and the
station. Discovery is slated to undock a little after 5:30 a.m. Monday.
STS-120 arrived at the station Oct. 25, delivering the Harmony Node 2
module to the station. The crew installed Harmony and conducted four
spacewalks during its stay at the station. During the third spacewalk,
the crew installed the P6 truss and solar array pair in its permanent
location outboard of the port truss. The fourth spacewalk was changed
during the mission so that the crew could repair a torn solar array on
the P6 truss. Following the successful repair work, the crew was able to
fully deploy the solar array.
Discovery also delivered a new station crew member, Flight Engineer
Daniel Tani. He replaced astronaut Clayton Anderson. Anderson arrived at
the station in June with STS-117.
More information about the SAREX