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STS-111 - STATUS REPORT #20



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

STS-111, Mission Control Center 
Status Report # 20
Friday, June 14, 2002 - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Endeavour’s astronauts – Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Paul Lockhart,
Franklin Chang-Díaz, Philippe Perrin, Dan Bursch, Yury Onufrienko and
Carl Walz – were awakened just before 4:30 Central time this morning to
the National Anthem, in honor of Flag Day today.

Endeavour astronaut Philippe Perrin completed the last major task of the
STS-111 mission today when he successfully returned the Leonardo
Multi-Purpose Logistics Module to the shuttle’s payload bay at 3:11 p.m.
Central.

Leonardo brought a total of 8,062 pounds of supplies and equipment to the
space station, including a new science rack to house microgravity
experiments and a glovebox that will allow station crews to conduct
experiments that require isolation. More than 1,000 pounds of equipment
was also brought to the station on Endeavour’s middeck.

In addition to carrying home the results of several science experiments,
Leonardo is returning to Earth with 4,667 pounds of equipment and
supplies that are no longer needed aboard the station. More than 1,000
pounds of equipment also will be returned to Earth in Endeavour’s
middeck.

Endeavour’s steering jets were used today to raise the station’s altitude
by an additional four miles, the third and final reboost of the mission.
Together, the three reboosts raised the altitude of the station by
approximately six miles.

Early Saturday morning, about 6:30 central time, following final
goodbyes, the hatches between the two spacecraft will swing shut. About
three hours later, the crew of Endeavour – Ken Cockrell, Paul Lockhart,
Franklin Chang-Díaz, Perrin, Dan Bursch, Yury Onufrienko and Carl Walz –
will depart the space station, leaving the Expedition Five crew –
Commander Valery Korzun and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Sergei
Treschev – to begin their 4½ -month mission of continued station growth
and scientific research.

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 Saturday morning, or
earlier, if events warrant.

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NASA Johnson Space Center Mission Status Reports 

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