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  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #29

    02.21.10 - Space shuttle Endeavour is home after two weeks in space, having delivered the final U.S. module and a “room with a view” to the International Space Station.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #28

    02.21.10 - The astronauts onboard space shuttle Endeavour are getting ready to conclude their two-week flight to the International Space Station with a planned landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida tonight at 9:20 CST.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #27

    02.21.10 - The crew of space shuttle Endeavour completed checkouts of its re-entry and landing systems Saturday and prepared for a scheduled Sunday evening landing.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #26

    02.20.10 - Preparations for landing take center stage today as the astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour get set to wrap up a two-week flight that added the last components of the U.S. section of the International Space Station.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #25

    02.20.10 - Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station at 6:54 p.m. CST after a visit totaling nine days, 19 hours and 48 minutes.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #24

    02.19.10 - The joint docked mission between the crews of the International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavour comes to an end this evening when the shuttle undocks from the station at 6:54 p.m. to begin the voyage back to Earth and a Sunday night landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #23

    02.19.10 - Hatches between Endeavour and the International Space Station were closed at 2:08 a.m. CST. During 9 days, 52 minutes of joint operations, the station got a new module and a viewport offering a valuable, enjoyable vantage.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #22

    02.18.10 - The last transfers are first on the agenda for the remaining hours before hatches are closed between the International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavour scheduled for approximately 1:30 a.m. CST Friday.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #21

    02.18.10 - After a chat with the president an hour after their wakeup call, it was back to the nuts-and-bolts work of spaceflight for the crews of Endeavour and the International Space Station.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #20

    02.17.10 - The astronauts and cosmonauts on space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station have started an extra day of joint docked operations to complete relocation of the station’s regenerative life support system into the new Tranquility module.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #19

    02.17.10 - Endeavour Pilot Terry Virts opened the windows one at a time early Wednesday, giving spacewalkers Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick an early look into the International Space Station’s room with a view that they had helped install.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #18

    02.16.10 - The third of three planned spacewalks for the astronauts of space shuttle Endeavour is on tap for tonight to complete installation of the International Space Station's Tranquility module and unlock the shutters on the station’s new observation deck.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #17

    02.16.10 - With a port swap of the International Space Station’s new cupola and Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 completed today, astronauts continued outfitting the new Tranquility module and its observation deck, and prepared for a third spacewalk.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #16

    02.15.10 - The International Space Station and shuttle Endeavour crews continue with robotics and hardware relocation activities today. They will also prepare for the third and final spacewalk of the mission.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #15

    02.15.10 - The International Space Station’s new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #14

    02.14.10 - Astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour are preparing to relocate one of the new modules they just delivered to the International Space Station, and pressing ahead with activation and checkout of the new Tranquility node.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #13

    02.14.10 - Endeavour astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick finished all tasks planned for the mission’s second spacewalk, integrating the new Tranquility node into the International Space Station despite a slightly shortened spacewalk.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #12

    02.13.10 - All plans are go for the second spacewalk of shuttle mission STS-130 at 8:09 p.m. CST, resuming the integration of the International Space Station’s new Tranquility module.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #11

    02.13.10 - Crew members on Endeavour and the International Space Station got a first look inside the orbiting outpost’s newest module and room with a view Friday evening, but the shutters were still closed so the view will have to wait a while.

  • STS-130 MCC Status Report #10

    02.12.10 - The doors leading to the final U.S. components of the International Space Station are due to open tonight when the crews of space shuttle Endeavour and the station begin internal outfitting of the Tranquility module and the cupola.