07.21.09 - With two of five spacewalks and some of the most challenging robotics operations of the mission complete, the pace will let up briefly today for the international crews of STS-127 and Expedition 20.
07.20.09 - The crews aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavour honored the legacy of Apollo 11 by conducting a spacewalk on the same day that 40 years ago captured the world’s attention when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon for the first time.
07.20.09 - A day of spacewalking and plumbing repair are in store for the Endeavour and Expedition 20 crews aboard the International Space Station.
07.19.09 - The Space Shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station crews were successful in their robotic arm tasks today, but encountered a problem with one of the bathrooms on the station.
07.19.09 - The astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station complex will take a break from spacewalking today, but continue their robotics work to prepare for the following day’s excursion.
07.18.09 - In a complex and choreographed activity, the crews of Endeavour and the International Space Station installed the Exposed Facility on the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo laboratory today, the top priority for the mission, and completed the first of five spacewalks planned.
07.18.09 - The third and final piece of Japan’s Kibo laboratory will be assembled on orbit Saturday, a symphony of robotic and spacewalking performances by the 13 member orchestra aboard the International Space Station complex.
07.17.09 - The Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station at 12:47 p.m. CDT, delivering the final pieces of the Japanese Kibo complex and a new flight engineer to join the Expedition 20 crew.
07.17.09 - The International Space Station population will grow to a record 13 today once the space shuttle Endeavour completes its orbital chase and docks at 12:55 p.m. CDT.
07.16.09 - En route to the International Space Station, astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour spent their first full day in space conducting a routine inspection of their thermal protection system ahead of docking at 12:55 p.m. CDT Friday.
07.16.09 - Seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour awakened at 7:03 a.m. to begin a day of heat shield inspections and preparations for Friday’s rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station.
07.15.09 - On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 on the journey to put humans on the moon, space shuttle Endeavour blasted off at 5:03 p.m. CDT today from the Kennedy Space Center.