Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 5 p.m. CDT
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas
STS-124 MCC Status Report #21
The crews of Discovery and the International Space Station bid one other farewell, closing the hatch between the two spacecraft at 3:42 p.m.
Before exiting the station, the shuttle crew installed a backup drive for the Kibo laboratory’s robotic arm and transferred last minute experiment samples and equipment to Discovery.
The astronauts also enjoyed a few of hours of off-duty time before gathering in the Harmony module at 2:55 p.m. to say goodbye.
The crew begins its sleep period at 7:02 p.m. and awakens at 3:02 a.m. Wednesday.
Undocking from the International Space Station is set for 6:42 a.m.
The next status report will be issued at the beginning of the crew’s day, or earlier if events warrant.
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