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STS-113 MCC Status Report #08



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

STS-113 MCC Status Report #08 
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 – 9:00 a.m. CST 
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas 

Endeavour's crew today will focus its efforts on transferring supplies
and equipment to the International Space Station that will be used by the
station's Expedition Six crew during their four-month stay aboard the
complex. The station and shuttle crew members also will move supplies,
equipment and completed experiments that were used by the Expedition Five
crew to the shuttle for return to Earth. 

In the afternoon, Endeavour’s crew – Commander Jim Wetherbee, Pilot Paul
Lockhart and Mission Specialists Michael Lopez-Alegria and John
Herrington – will take time to prepare for the second spacewalk of the
mission, scheduled for Thanksgiving Day. The second spacewalk will focus
on making additional connections between the new Port 1 (P1) truss
segment and the station and outfitting the P1 for future use. 

The Expedition Five and Six crews also will continue handover discussions
and training as Expedition Six – Commander Ken Bowersox, NASA ISS Science
Officer Don Pettit and Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin – begins their
stay. Expedition Five – Commander Valery Korzun, NASA ISS Science Officer
Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Sergei Treschev -- is completing six
months in orbit as they prepare to return home. 

Wetherbee, Lockhart, Lopez-Alegria and Herrington will take a break from
their moving duties at about 2:30 p.m. CST for interviews with KFOR-TV of
Oklahoma City, OK; the Chickasaw Times newspaper; and the Cedena Ser
radio network. 

This morning, Mission Control radioed up birthday greetings to Wetherbee,
who is celebrating his 50th birthday in orbit today. 

The crew of Endeavour was awakened at 7:20 a.m. and the Expedition Six
crew was awakened at 7:50 a.m. The shuttle and station remain in
excellent condition. 

The next STS-113 mission status report will be issued Wednesday evening
or earlier if events warrant. 

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