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STS-114 MCC Status Report #10



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

STS-114 MCC Status Report #10
Saturday, July 30, 2005 – 11:45 p.m. CDT
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas

Transfers of additional water and supplies to the International Space 
Station will continue Sunday as the crew aboard Discovery begins Flight 
Day 6. The STS-114 mission was formally extended by one day as mission 
managers Saturday decided to spend one more day docked to the ISS.

Two additional collapsible water containers holding more than 10 gallons 
each are expected to be added to the cargo transfer list before the 
Shuttle leaves, bringing to 17 the number that will be left behind, a 
substantial increase in the amount of available water.

ISS Program Manager Bill Gerstenmaier said in a Saturday news conference 
that the program was very happy to have the additional supplies and that 
the station’s consumables status had improved considerably with 
Discovery’s visit.

Mission Manager Wayne Hale said Saturday that the added mission day will 
be added to the crew’s schedule after the third spacewalk day.

Hale also noted Saturday that Discovery’s protective tiles and thermal 
blankets passed review and are cleared for entry. Analysis continues on 
the reinforced carbon carbon areas and two protruding gap fillers.

Also Sunday, astronauts will make preparations for the second spacewalk 
of the mission scheduled for Monday. Discovery’s cabin pressure will be 
reduced to 10.2 psi to prepare Mission Specialists Stephen Robinson and 
Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency for their work 
outside the spacecraft.

Space Shuttle and Space Station crewmembers will participate in two 
separate in-flight interviews. Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot 
Jim Kelly and Mission Specialist Charlie Camarda will talk to reporters 
with ABC News, Fox News and NBC's "Meet the Press" at 5:49 a.m. CDT. 
Collins, Robinson, Noguchi and NASA ISS Science Officer John Phillips 
will speak with CBS News, CNN and Discovery Channel reporters at 7:39 a.m.

Discovery’s crew was awakened at 11:11 p.m. CDT by the song “I’m Goin’ 
Up,“ by Claire Lynch for Mission Specialist Wendy Lawrence. The Space 
Station crew was awakened about the same time by a tone onboard.

The crews of Discovery and the Space Station are scheduled to go to 
sleep about 2:09 p.m. CDT.

The next STS-114 mission status report will be issued Sunday afternoon, 
or earlier, if events warrant.

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