5 p.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas
STS-130 MCC Status Report #22
HOUSTON – 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. Friday.
Today’s wakeup call for the shuttle astronauts was “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by Steven Curtis Chapman, played for Pilot Terry Virts, who will spend time this evening briefing station Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi on work in the cupola module where hardware interference has delayed plans to relocate one of the station’s robotic arm work stations.
Commander George Zamka and Mission Specialists Kathryn Hire and Stephen Robinson are scheduled to carry out the last transfers of supplies between Endeavour and the space station this evening, including the move of medical experiment samples onto the shuttle for return to Earth.
Later in the day Mission Specialists Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick will finish up work in the station airlock stowing tools they used during their three spacewalks to complete connections between the station and its newest components, the Tranquility module and the cupola.
At 8:39 p.m. Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineers Max Suraev, Oleg Kotov, T.J. Creamer and Noguchi will join the shuttle crew in their traditional in-flight news conference with reporters at NASA Centers and in Tokyo.
After the 11 crew members share a final meal together, they will ceremonially commemorate the installation of the last components of the U.S. segment of the station at about 10:40 p.m.
Before closing the hatches between their spacecraft, the two crews plan a farewell ceremony in the Harmony module. Undocking of Endeavour from the station is scheduled for 6:54 p.m. Friday.
Bedtime for the astronauts and cosmonauts is set for about 6 a.m. Friday with the musical wakeup call at 2:14 p.m. The next status report will be issued after the crew’s work day, or earlier if events warrant.
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