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STS-111 LATEST NEWS RELEASE



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC



The information contained in this report is a compilation of the last 24
hours of new updates. Older items are removed daily during the mission. 
Time Posted News Item 
6/15/2002 7:34:59 Following a brief farewell between the crews, hatches
were closed between Endeavour and the International Space Station at 7:23
a.m. Central time, marking an end to almost eight days of operations
between the ten astronauts and cosmonauts to continue the assembly and
maintenance of the complex and to deliver the new Expedition Five crew
for the start of its 4 1/2 month stay on board the ISS.

Endeavour is scheduled to undock from the ISS at 9:32 a.m. Central time,
with landing at the Kennedy Space Center planned for 11:59 a.m. Central
time, 12:59 p.m. Eastern time on Monday.
 
6/15/2002 4:19:38 With all the major objectives of the STS-111 mission
accomplished, Endeavourís astronauts will bid farewell to the new
Expedition Five crew and undock from the International Space Station
today, leaving ISS Commander Valery Korzun and Flight Engineers Peggy
Whitson and Sergei Treschev to begin their 4 ½ month stay on board the
complex.

After final farewells and the closing of the hatches between the two
vehicles, Endeavour will undock from the ISS at 9:32 a.m. Central time as
the two craft fly over western Kazakhstan, not far from Russiaís primary
launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The initial separation will be provided by springs that will gently push
the shuttle away from the station. When Endeavour is about two feet away
from the station and the docking devices are clear of one another, Pilot
Paul Lockhart will fire Endeavourís steering jets to begin slowly moving
away.
 

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