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  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #32

    11.07.07 - After 6.25 million miles and 15 days, space shuttle Discovery landed safely in Florida completing its 34th mission and circling the Earth 238 times.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #31

    11.07.07 - The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery are only hours away from a landing in Florida that will conclude a successful 15-day mission that delivered a new module and repaired a damaged solar array on the International Space Station.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #30

    11.06.07 - The seven astronauts on board space shuttle Discovery completed final preparations today for their return home with landing planned for the first of two opportunities to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #29

    11.06.07 - Landing preparations are the order of the day for the seven astronauts on space shuttle Discovery, who are planning to conclude a two-week mission with a Wednesday landing at the Kennedy Space Center.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #28

    11.05.07 - Space shuttle Discovery’s crew left the International Space Station this morning after almost 11 days of joint operations with the Expedition 16 crew.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #27

    11.05.07 - All systems are go for this morning’s undocking of Space Shuttle Discovery from the International Space Station, completing 11 days of joint docked operations that saw the successful delivery of a new pressurized module and the repair of a damaged solar array wing.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #26

    11.04.07 - Spacefarers aboard Discovery and the International Space Station congratulated one another on a successful docked mission, shared hugs and farewells and closed the hatches 210 miles above the Pacific Northwest at 2:03 p.m. CST.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #25

    11.04.07 - The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery got up this morning prepared to complete the final cargo transfers between the two vehicles and bid farewell to the Expedition 16 crew.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #24

    11.03.07 - With a few pieces of aluminum and a little bit of wire, Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski today repaired a damaged solar array during a spacewalk that lasted 7 hours, 19 minutes.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #23

    11.03.07 - Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock today will work to repair a torn solar array on the farthest end of the International Space Station’s port truss in the fourth spacewalk of the STS-120 mission.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #22

    11.02.07 - Space shuttle Discovery and International Space Station crew members today finished preparations for Saturday’s spacewalk to repair a torn solar array.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #21

    11.02.07 - The space shuttle Discovery and International Space Station crews today will focus on reviewing spacewalk procedures and unberthing the shuttle’s Orbiter Boom Sensor System for Saturday’s spacewalk to repair a torn solar array.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #20

    11.01.07 - The space shuttle Discovery and International Space Station crews spent the day putting together tools and making preparations for Saturday’s spacewalk to repair a torn solar array.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #19

    11.01.07 - Space Shuttle Discovery’s astronauts today will assemble and configure tools to repair a torn solar array blanket on the International Space Station’s port truss during the mission’s fourth spacewalk, now scheduled for Saturday.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #18

    10.31.07 - Space shuttle Discovery astronauts will have an extra day to prepare for their mission’s fourth spacewalk, as the International Space Station Program has changed its priority from inspection of a rotary joint to repair of a solar array.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #17

    10.31.07 - Crew members on space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will spend today preparing for a spacewalk designed to learn more about the joint that rotates the starboard side solar arrays.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #16

    10.30.07 - The crew of space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station executed a flawless spacewalk today, but ran into some unexpected issues afterward.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #15

    10.30.07 - Astronauts Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock today install the International Space Station’s P6 truss in its final location.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #14

    10.29.07 - As crew members aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery prepared for the third spacewalk, they learned that the shuttle will spend an extra day in space, with landing now scheduled for just after 4 a.m. Nov. 7.

  • STS-120 MCC Status Report #13

    10.29.07 - With two successful spacewalks completed in three days, the crews on Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station have some time to relax today while also completing a big handoff and getting prepared for another EVA on Tuesday.