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STS-114 MCC Status Report #20


STS-114 MCC Status Report #20
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 – 11:45 p.m. CDT
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas

Now in their eleventh day of the mission and with three successful 
spacewalks behind them, the STS-114 crew of Space Shuttle Discovery is 
slated to begin preparations for undocking and the final day with their 
International Space Station counterparts. Their activities for the day 
include final equipment transfers, stowage and return of the robotic 
arm, boom and cargo container to the Shuttle payload bay.

“Anchors Aweigh” was the Shuttle crew wake-up song for the day, played 
at 9:15 p.m. CDT. The song was dedicated to Mission Specialist Wendy 
Lawrence at the request of Commander Eileen Collins. Space Station 
Expedition 11 crewmates John Phillips and Sergei Krikalev woke 30 
minutes later.

The first tasks of the day center on preparation of the Raffaello 
Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) for its berthing back into 
Discovery’s cargo bay. That module was removed from Discovery on Flight 
Day 4, mated to the Station and unloaded. Discovery and the MPLM are now 
loaded with 7,055 lbs. of unneeded equipment and trash for return to Earth.

Pilot Jim Kelly and Lawrence will operate the Station robotic arm later 
in the day to move Raffaello from the Station and gently place it back 
into Discovery’s cargo bay at 6:34 a.m. CDT. Then, joined by Mission 
Specialists Charlie Camarda and Andy Thomas, the four will use the 
Shuttle arm to return the Orbiter Boom Sensor System to its secured 
position on the sill of the payload bay for the ride back to Earth.

Throughout the day, the on-orbit team will continue with stowing 
equipment on Discovery’s middeck and configurations for undocking, 
including Mission Specialists Soichi Noguchi, Steve Robinson and Thomas 
making final configurations and stowage of the spacesuits.

Both crews are scheduled for sleep at 1:09 p.m. CDT Friday with hatch 
closing and undocking scheduled early Saturday morning.

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

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