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  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #32

    04.20.10 - Space shuttle Discovery completed a 6.2-million-mile mission to restock the International Space Station and set the stage for its final remaining flight.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #31

    04.19.10 - Space shuttle Discovery’s crew is prepared to return home Tuesday, as mission managers closely monitor weather that could affect their entry and landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #30

    04.19.10 - Space shuttle Discovery will spend another day in orbit after two landing opportunities at Kennedy Space Center in Florida were foiled by clouds and rain in the area.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #29

    04.18.10 - The astronauts onboard space shuttle Discovery are getting ready to conclude their successful mission to the International Space Station, weather permitting, with a planned landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Monday at 7:48 a.m. CDT.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #28

    04.18.10 - Space shuttle Discovery crew members spent much of their day getting ready to come home after their successful mission to the International Space Station.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #27

    04.17.10 - Preparations for landing take center stage Sunday as the seven astronauts on space shuttle Discovery wrap up a 10-day stay at the International Space Station that included three spacewalks and delivery of more than seven tons of equipment and supplies.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #26

    04.17.10 - Space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 7:52 a.m. CDT, ending a stay of 10 days, 5 hours and 8 minutes. The visit included three spacewalks and delivery of more than seven tons of equipment and supplies.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #25

    04.16.10 - The crews of Discovery and the International Space Station will part company Saturday morning wrapping up a mission that brought 7.6 tons of supplies and equipment to the station, including a new crew sleeping quarters, a new ammonia tank, a new gyroscope and four experiment racks.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #24

    04.16.10 - Space shuttle Discovery astronauts secured the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo in the cargo bay this morning, wrapping up its delayed move from the International Space Station.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #23

    04.16.10 - Space shuttle Discovery’s crew will begin the day by packing the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module securely into the shuttle’s payload bay before conducting one last inspection of Discovery’s heat shield.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #22

    04.15.10 - After dealing with a balky set of bolt controllers, the combined crew of space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station removed the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module from its station port today.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #21

    04.14.10 - Space shuttle Discovery’s seven-member crew will begin their day by unloading the last transfer items in the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module and then closing the hatches between it and the Harmony node in preparation for its return to the shuttle’s payload bay.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #20

    04.14.10 - As the crew on orbit took an afternoon break, teams on the ground continued troubleshooting problems with a jammed cooling system valve, assessing options and developing plans for a possible fourth spacewalk.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #19

    04.14.10 - With transfer of equipment, experiments and supplies between the two spacecraft virtually complete, Discovery and International Space Station crew members got the afternoon off.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #18

    04.13.10 - The astronauts and cosmonauts on space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will wrap up the transfer of equipment and science experiments between the two vehicles, join for the traditional crew news conference with reporters at the NASA centers and in Russia and take some time off to enjoy the view.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #17

    04.13.10 - Space shuttle Discovery Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson completed the replacement of a depleted ammonia coolant tank on the International Space Station, finishing the complex three-spacewalk process.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #16

    04.12.10 - Spacewalkers Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson will begin the third and final spacewalk of the mission, finishing the installation of a new ammonia tank for the International Space Station’s cooling systems and continuing transfers equipment and supplies.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #15

    04.12.10 - After a morning off, Discovery astronauts got back to work moving equipment and supplies to and from the International Space Station and preparing for Tuesday’s spacewalk, the third and last planned for their mission.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #14

    04.11.10 - Astronauts on space shuttle Discovery will enjoy some well-deserved off-duty time in the morning, then continue to transfer items from the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module and prepare for the final spacewalk of the mission in the afternoon.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #13

    04.11.10 - Discovery Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson installed a 1,700-pound ammonia tank on the International Space Station, completing the second of a three-spacewalk coolant tank replacement process.