Crews Near Completion of Cargo Transfers

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011

image Moving days aboard the International Space Station are nearing completion for the station and shuttle crews.

The 9,400 pounds of equipment and supplies brought up by the multi-purpose logistics module have been moved to the International Space Station. The loading of Raffaello with almost 5,700 pounds of unneeded station equipment and trash also is almost finished.

The Raffaelo module is scheduled to be unberthed early Monday from the station's Harmony node and secured in space shuttle Atlantis' cargo bay for the ride home. At the controls of the station's Canadarm2 will be Atlantis Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus, who served as load master for the complex and demanding cargo transfer, and Pilot Doug Hurley.

The crew is scheduled to awaken at 10:29 p.m.

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