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5 p.m. CST Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas
02.12.10
 
STATUS REPORT : STS-130-10
 
 
STS-130 MCC Status Report #10
 
 
HOUSTON – 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.

Endeavour’s 3:14 p.m. wakeup call, played for Mission Specialist Bob Behnken, was the “Firefly” theme song, “The Ballad of Serenity” by Sonny Rhodes.

While Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialist Kay Hire take the controls of the space station’s robotic arm at 6:24 p.m. for a walkoff from its base on the Harmony module to the Destiny laboratory, Mission Specialist Steve Robinson and station Commander Jeff Williams begin work outfitting the vestibule between Tranquility and the Unity node.

At the same time spacewalkers Bob Behnken and Nicholas Patrick will prepare a new spacesuit for Patrick to use during EVA 2; it was discovered that his suit had a temporary slight decrease in the speed in its cooling fan during EVA 1. They will resize Behnken’s original suit for Patrick and then complete maintenance on the EMU power harness on that unit, which wasn’t delivering power to the helmet camera and glove heaters when it was checked out before the first spacewalk.

Williams should be opening the hatch for the first entry into Tranquility at 8:14 p.m., and then the hatch into the cupola at 9:44 p.m. While internal outfitting proceeds Virts and Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi will move components of the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device and the Air Revitalization System rack into the new node.

Behnken and Patrick will take a break at 1:29 a.m. Saturday to answer questions about the mission that have been gathered by astronaut and spacecraft communicator Mike Massimino on his Twitter account. At 4:24 a.m. Virts and Mission Specialist Kay Hire will conduct interviews with the Associated Press, CBS News, and Reuters.

All 11 crew members will gather at 3:09 a.m. to review procedures for the second spacewalk of the mission, scheduled to start at 8:09 p.m. Saturday.

The next shuttle status report will be issued after the crew work day, or earlier if warranted.
 

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