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  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #33

    11.30.08 - The seven member crew of Endeavour returned to Earth today, landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #32

    11.30.08 - Endeavour astronauts are beginning what is scheduled to be their flight's landing day.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #31

    11.29.08 - As Endeavour’s crew prepares for landing, mission managers are closely monitoring a cold front that could affect Sunday’s entry and landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #30

    11.29.08 - Endeavour astronauts are beginning a day of preparations to return home.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #29

    11.28.08 - The space shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station parted ways at 8:47 a.m. CST. The shuttle crew then turned its attention to inspecting Endeavour’s heat shield to prepare for landing Sunday.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #28

    11.28.08 - It’s undocking day. The space shuttle Endeavour and its seven-astronaut crew are scheduled to leave the International Space Station at 8:47 a.m. CST.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #27

    11.27.08 - The crews of Endeavour and the International Space Station bid one another farewell on Thanksgiving Day, closing the hatches between the two spacecraft at 6:31 p.m. CST. The two crews conducted joint operations for 11 days, 15 minutes.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #26

    11.27.08 - After Thanksgiving dinner with their hosts on the International Space Station, the seven members of the space shuttle Endeavour crew will board their spacecraft, close its hatches and make final preparations for Friday’s undocking.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #25

    11.26.08 - The International Space Station’s moving van, Leonardo, is back in Endeavour’s payload bay, ready to return materials to Earth.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #24

    11.26.08 - The Multi-purpose Logistics Module Leonardo will take the first small step in its lengthy journey back to Earth today as crews of Endeavour and the International Space Station finish its packing and move it from the station to the shuttle’s cargo bay.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #23

    11.25.08 - The mission extension day has paid off for the on-orbit crews as well as the ground teams today. Not only is the crew ahead of schedule with transfer activity, but their hard work on a tricky water recycling unit and the massive solar array joint are showing signs of improvement.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #22

    11.25.08 - Crew members aboard Endeavour and the International Space Station got good news on two fronts when they were awakened for a day to be devoted largely to transfer of materials from the station to be returned to Earth.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #21

    11.24.08 - As the STS-126 and International Space Station Expedition 18 crews readied for the fourth and final spacewalk of the mission, NASA managers decided to extend Endeavour’s stay by one day with landing now scheduled for 12:18 p.m. CST Sunday.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #20

    11.24.08 - The fourth spacewalk by Endeavour astronauts outside the International Space Station will be the focus of today’s activities in space.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #19

    11.23.08 - Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Endeavour Mission Specialist Don Pettit have proven their knack for detailed maintenance work during previous stays at the International Space Station and have once again put their skills to use.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #18

    11.23.08 - Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke will continue work Sunday on a system in the International Space Station's Destiny lab that converts urine and condensate into potable water.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #17

    11.22.08 - Astronauts Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Steve Bowen today completed the third spacewalk of Endeavour’s mission to the International Space Station.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #16

    11.22.08 - The third spacewalk by Endeavour astronauts outside the International Space Station will be the focus of today’s activities aboard the two spacecraft.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #15

    11.21.08 - The space shuttle and International Space Station crews were hard at work transferring, assembling and testing hardware at the station today.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #14

    11.21.08 - After completing a spacewalk Thursday Endeavour and International Space Station crew members will work today on getting ready for another spacewalk Saturday, transferring material between the station and the shuttle and other tasks.