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STS-121 MCC Status Report #19


MCC Status Report #19

Astronauts on board Space Shuttle Discovery today got a much deserved 
day off after having completed three successful space walks and 
thousands of pounds of supply and equipment transfers earlier in the flight.

The only events scheduled today were interviews for both the 
International Space Station and the Shuttle crews.

Mission Specialist Mike Fossum received a call from Texas Governor Rick 
Perry at 11:58 a.m. CDT today. Perry, who like Fossum is a graduate of 
Texas A&M University, told the astronaut how proud he was to have the 
first Aggie in space. “Aggies are all up in great arms to have the first 
Aggie in space,” said Perry. “You are making some history, Michael.”

At 12:44 p.m. Mike Fossum and Lisa Nowak participated in live interviews 
with MSNBC and Fox News Live.

Expedition 13 crewmember Jeff Williams confirmed steps and final 
procedures for Friday’s closeout of the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module 
which will be relocated from the ISS to Discovery’s cargo bay Friday.

The Shuttle crew also will begin a late mission check out of the 
shuttle’s heat shield tomorrow, taking a final look at the port wing to 
make sure no orbital debris struck the wing since it was inspected early 
in the flight.

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