Status Report

NASA STS-134 Report #24 Friday, May 27, 2011 – 8 p.m. CDT

By SpaceRef Editor
May 27, 2011
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NASA STS-134 Report #24  Friday, May 27, 2011 – 8 p.m. CDT

Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas

HOUSTON – The combined shuttle and station crews turn their focus to final docked activities today. The crew will perform hardware maintenance, reconfigure spacesuits and continue transfer work.

The crews of space shuttle Endeavour and Expedition 28 woke at 7:01 p.m. CDT to the song “Will You Carry Me” performed by Michael FitzPatrick. FitzPatrick has been an Electrical, Environmental, Consumables, and Mechanical flight controller at NASA’s Johnson Space Center for more than 20 years and supported 80 missions.

Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg Johnson and Expedition 28 Flight Engineer Ron Garan will participate from space in a community gathering in Tucson, Ariz. at 9:16 p.m. They will answer questions about their mission from a gathering of 100 local public school students from the area, the University of Arizona and NASA Space Grant partners.

At 7:46 a.m. Saturday, Johnson will talk to reporters from television stations in Michigan and Ohio.

Mission Specialists Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff will replace one of the beds for the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA). Meanwhile, Kelly, Garan and Mission Specialist Drew Feustel will reconfigure the spacesuits from yesterday’s spacewalk. Feustel will later join European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori to continue transferring cargo between the shuttle and station. Johnson and Kelly will also participate in an activity to study spinal elongation during spaceflight.

International Space Station crew members Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev will continue with station maintenance and support.

The next status report will be issued Saturday afternoon, or earlier if warranted.

SpaceRef staff editor.