Status Report

Endeavour’s Crew Awake to Begin Flight Day 16

By SpaceRef Editor
May 30, 2011
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Endeavour’s Crew Awake to Begin Flight Day 16

The crew of space shuttle Endeavour woke at 6:57 p.m. EDT to the song “Dreams You Give,” written and performed by Brian Plunkett and played for the entire crew. Plunkett, who is from Halfway, Mo., placed second in NASA’s original song contest. The video for “Dreams you Give” is at:

The contest received 1,350 entries for consideration, and NASA selected 10 songs as finalists. From March 29 through May 16, the public cast 1,581,531 votes for their favorite song. More details about the contest are at

Today the crew will check out the flight and reaction control systems and prepare for their return to Earth.

At 9:06 p.m., Endeavour’s crew members will talk to reporters from ABC News, CBS, CNN, NBC News and Fox News Radio. At 12:26 a.m., the crew will pay tribute to Endeavour on its final voyage.

The mission status briefing will be at 5 a.m.

SpaceRef staff editor.