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STS-121 MCC Status Report #14


3 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas


STS-121 MCC Status Report #14

Repacking the multi-purpose logistics module Leonardo will be the focus 
of today’s activities for the Space Shuttle Discovery and International 
Space Station crews.

More than 4,300 pounds of experiment results, unneeded hardware and 
trash is scheduled to be loaded onto the pressurized cargo module for 
return to Earth in Discovery's cargo bay next week. Mission Specialist 
Stephanie Wilson serves as the loadmaster for the extensive transfer 

All nine shuttle and station crew members will help gather and stow the 
return cargo in Leonardo. It brought more than 7,000 pounds of clothing, 
food and other supplies for the station.

Throughout the day, Mission Specialists Mike Fossum and Piers Sellers 
will also have spacewalk preparation tasks. They’ll recharge the 
spacesuits, gather and organize needed tools, and configure the airlock.

Before the day’s end, they’ll be joined by Commander Steve Lindsey, 
Pilot Mark Kelly, and fellow Mission Specialist Lisa Nowak and Wilson 
for a review of the spacewalk procedures.

Kelly, Fossum, Nowak, Wilson and Sellers will talk with representatives 
from the Associated Press and USA Today. That 20-minute chat is 
scheduled to begin at 7:18 a.m. CDT.

The shuttle crew was awakened at 1:08 a.m. by “All Star,” performed by 
Smashmouth. It was for Nowak, requested by her family.

Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineers Jeff 
Williams and Thomas Reiter were awakened 30 minutes later, at 1:38 a.m.

The next STS-121 mission status report will be issued Tuesday evening, 
or earlier if events warrant.
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