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  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #27

    03.28.09 - After boosting the International Space Station to full power, the seven member crew of Discovery returned to Earth today, threading the weather needle for a landing at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #26

    03.28.09 - Discovery’s crew of seven is preparing for a 12:39 p.m. CDT landing today at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #25

    03.27.09 - The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery are preparing to spend what is planned to be their final night in orbit, with wake up set for 4:13 a.m. Saturday to ready for a 12:39 p.m. landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #24

    03.27.09 - The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery will spend today getting themselves and their ship ready to wrap up their mission with a Saturday afternoon landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #23

    03.26.09 - Discovery’s crew is on its way home after today’s final inspection of the thermal protection system, which began around 9:28 a.m.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #22

    03.26.09 - A last inspection of the thermal protection system is the order of the day for the crew members on board space shuttle Discovery as they make their way home to Earth.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #21

    03.25.09 - After 129 days aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Sandy Magnus is headed back to Earth along with the Discovery astronauts, who spent nearly 10 days docked to the station.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #20

    03.25.09 - After more than four months in space, astronaut Sandra Magnus takes the first step on the road home today when space shuttle Discovery undocks from the International Space Station.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #19

    03.24.09 - The crews of space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station took a break today in and around transfer work ahead of Wednesday’s farewell and undocking of the shuttle.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #18

    03.24.09 - The crew members on board space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station get a breather from a busy timeline today as they near the end of their joint docked operations and prepare their vehicles for undocking Wednesday.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #17

    03.23.09 - The International Space Station is ready for space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-127 mission in a few months now that spacewalking astronauts have completed all of the mandatory tasks in preparation for its crew size growth to six and the addition of the Japanese exposed facility.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #16

    03.23.09 - Readying the International Space Station for a larger crew by moving an equipment cart and completing the deployment of a cargo carrier will be the hub of today’s activities outside the station for the third and final spacewalk by Discovery's astronauts.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #15

    03.22.09 - Focus today aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery was on spacewalk preparations and tests of the urine recycling unit – part of an overall system designed to regenerate waste water and urine into drinking water as the complex prepares to increase its crew size from three to six.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #14

    03.22.09 - The astronauts on board space shuttle Discovery get a halftime break today as they reach the midpoint of the 13-day assembly mission to the International Space Station.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #13

    03.21.09 - The STS-119 mission of space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station approached the halfway point with focus today on the second spacewalk to prepare the complex for future assembly flights and arrival in the fall of a new cargo-carrying spacecraft – Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #12

    03.21.09 - The second spacewalk of the first space shuttle mission of the year begins today on board a space station with two new solar array wings ready to start supplying electricity.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #11

    03.20.09 - The International Space Station has its final pair of solar panels stretching 240 feet tip to tip after a lessons-learned flawless deploy earlier Friday.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #10

    03.20.09 - The International Space Station’s new solar array wings will spread today, doubling the electric power available to conduct world-class science research in the laboratory modules supplied by countries from around the world.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #09

    03.19.09 - The International Space Station's 335-foot-long truss, or backbone, is complete after astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery and the station teamed with Mission Control to install the final 45-foot-long segment to the farthest starboard point of the station.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #08

    03.19.09 - A big power boost for the International Space Station comes today with the installation of the last set of U.S. solar arrays during the first spacewalk of this flight of space shuttle Discovery.