Status Report

Shuttle Set to Undock Early Tuesday

By SpaceRef Editor
July 18, 2011
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Shuttle Set to Undock Early Tuesday

The crews of space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station are separated by closed hatches for the first time in eight days. They have gone to sleep, closing a busy day that featured the return of the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module to Atlantis’ cargo bay and an emotional farewell ceremony.

Wakeup at 9:59 p.m. EDT will begin undocking day in space, as a space shuttle leaves the station for the final time.

SpaceRef staff editor.