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Hatches to Close Today



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468


	
  	*Hatches to Close Today*
4 November 2007

The STS-120 crew is scheduled to bid farewell to the Expedition 16 crew 
before the hatches close at 1:43 p.m. EST between Discovery and the 
station. Discovery is slated to undock a little after 5:30 a.m. Monday.

STS-120 arrived at the station Oct. 25, delivering the Harmony Node 2 
module to the station. The crew installed Harmony and conducted four 
spacewalks during its stay at the station. During the third spacewalk, 
the crew installed the P6 truss and solar array pair in its permanent 
location outboard of the port truss. The fourth spacewalk was changed 
during the mission so that the crew could repair a torn solar array on 
the P6 truss. Following the successful repair work, the crew was able to 
fully deploy the solar array.

Discovery also delivered a new station crew member, Flight Engineer 
Daniel Tani. He replaced astronaut Clayton Anderson. Anderson arrived at 
the station in June with STS-117.


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