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STS-111 STATUS REPORT #15



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

 
STS-111, Mission Control Center 
Status Report # 15
Wednesday, June 12, 2002 – 5:30 a.m. CDT

Endeavour’s astronauts – Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Paul Lockhart,
Franklin Chang-Díaz, Philippe Perrin, Yury Onufrienko, Carl Walz and Dan
Bursch – were awakened about 4:30 Central time this morning to the sound
of “Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds,” by Peter Greenaway,
selected for Perrin by his family. The wakeup call began the eighth day
of Endeavour’s supply, assembly and maintenance mission to the
International Space Station. 

At 1:55 a.m. Central time, Walz set a new U.S. record for most aggregate
days spent in orbit, exceeding Shannon Lucid’s record as he reached the
223 day mark accrued over five flights. Last night, Walz and Bursch also
surpassed Lucid’s U.S. single spaceflight endurance record of 188 days at
9:19 p.m. Central time. 

Today, along with Expedition Five Commander Valery Korzun and Flight
Engineers Peggy Whitson and Sergei Treschev, the 10 astronauts and
cosmonauts will continue to transfer unneeded station equipment and
supplies to the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module to be returned to
earth. Handover conferences will also continue between the two Expedition
crews. 

The crewmembers will also review the plans for the third and final
spacewalk of the mission on Thursday. Chang-Díaz and Perrin will replace
a faulty wrist roll joint on the space station’s robotic arm, the
Canadarm2. 

Reporters in the U.S., France and Canada will also have a chance to
question the two crews on the progress of the flight during a Joint Crew
News Conference this afternoon. 

The second of three reboosts of the station’s altitude will be performed
later today, using the shuttle jets to counter the natural effects of
atmospheric drag on the station’s orbit. 

All systems on both Endeavour and the International Space Station
continue to function normally as the two craft orbit the Earth every 90
minutes at an altitude of 240 statute miles. 

The next STS-111 status report will be issued Wednesday evening, or
earlier, if events warrant. 

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NASA Johnson Space Center Mission Status Reports 

  


 

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