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  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #29

    09.11.09 - Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew landed at 7:53 p.m. CDT Friday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., capping off a 14-day mission to deliver supplies and research facilities to the International Space Station and its six-person crew.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #28

    09.11.09 - There are four opportunities at two landing sites to bring space shuttle Discovery and its crew home to Earth today after a flight to resupply the International Space Station and deliver a new crew member.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #27

    09.10.09 - After monitoring weather right down to the wire, Mission Control reluctantly told Discovery’s astronauts that unstable conditions would not permit a landing Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #26

    09.10.09 - The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery are ready to wrap up a nearly 13-day flight with a landing this evening at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #25

    09.09.09 - Discovery’s heat shield was cleared for landing today, and the crew checked out the systems that will be used to control the space shuttle’s return to Earth.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #24

    09.09.09 - As they wind down their mission, space shuttle Discovery's crew members will focus on landing preparations today.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #23

    09.08.09 - The population aboard the International Space Station is back to six following the departure of the space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew at 2:26 p.m. CDT today.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #22

    09.08.09 - After closing the hatches between the two spacecraft last night, the two crews aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station prepare to undock today.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #21

    09.07.09 - The astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery have wrapped up their work in space together.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #20

    09.07.09 - The 13 crew members onboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery will prepare to part today.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #19

    09.06.09 - The 13 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station completed final transfer work between the two spacecraft Sunday in preparation for Monday afternoon's scheduled return of the high-tech moving van "Leonardo" back to the orbiter's payload bay.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #18

    09.06.09 - The astronauts aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery turn their focus to final packing today. After nearly seven days of busy joint activities and three spacewalks, the shuttle crew will also get a half-day off.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #17

    09.06.09 - Discovery’s astronauts have now finished all of their work outside the station for the STS-128 mission.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #16

    09.05.09 - The space shuttle and International Space Station crews will turn their focus to the third and final spacewalk of the mission today. Inside the complex, transfer and maintenance continue.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #15

    09.04.09 - After a mid-mission rest, Discovery’s crew is now ready to go for Saturday’s third and final spacewalk of the mission.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #14

    09.04.09 - Mid-mission, the activities in space slow down a bit while the shuttle crew members have the morning off.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #13

    09.04.09 - The International Space Station has about 600 pounds of fresh ammonia circulating through its port cooling system, thanks to the work today of spacewalkers Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #12

    09.03.09 - Two astronauts will venture back into the cosmos today for the second of three planned spacewalks during this mission.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #11

    09.02.09 - Key research facilities that were delivered today will play a role in future discoveries as the bustling International Space Station matures into a fully outfitted orbiting laboratory.

  • STS-128 MCC Status Report #10

    09.02.09 - The 13 members of the combined space shuttle and International Space Station crew will install new science equipment and racks in the station today, enhancing the research capabilities for the orbiting laboratory.