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  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #12

    04.10.10 - Mission Specialists Clay Anderson and Rick Mastracchio have begun final preparations for the second spacewalk of this mission, planned for 1:16 a.m. CDT.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #11

    04.10.10 - Moving equipment and supplies brought to the International Space Station by Discovery, preparation for the mission’s second spacewalk on Sunday and chats with media representatives and students filled much of the crews’ day.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #10

    04.09.10 - Upon waking, the seven astronauts onboard Discovery and the International Space Station’s Expedition 23 crew learned the mission would be extended one day to allow for a docked inspection of the shuttle’s thermal protection system.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #09

    04.09.10 - Discovery Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson wound up a 6-hour, 27-minute spacewalk at 6:58 a.m. CDT after helping move a new 1,700-pound ammonia tank from Discovery’s cargo bay to a temporary parking place on the International Space Station.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #08

    04.08.10 - Mission Specialists Clayton Anderson and Rick Mastracchio will leave the Quest airlock after midnight for the mission’s first spacewalk to prepare a new ammonia tank and gyro assembly for the International Space Station and to retrieve a science experiment from the station’s porch, the Japanese Kibo Laboratory’s exposed facility.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #07

    04.08.10 - It was moving day aboard the International Space Station as the Leonardo Multipurpose Logistics Module was relocated from Discovery’s payload bay to a port on the Harmony node at 11:24 CDT Wednesday night.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #06

    04.07.10 - Discovery’s crew is ready to lift the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module from the shuttle’s payload bay, mate it to the International Space Station’s Harmony module, and begin unpacking the 21-foot-long, 15-foot-wide moving van.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #05

    04.07.10 - Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew took up temporary residence at the International Space Station with a smooth rendezvous and docking at 2:44 a.m. CDT Wednesday, April 7.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #04

    04.06.10 - The seven member crew of Discovery is just hours from joining the Expedition 23 crew aboard the International Space Station as they work toward an early Wednesday morning docking with the outpost.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #03

    04.06.10 - The Discovery astronauts used much of their workday checking out the shuttle’s thermal protection system and preparing for the scheduled early Wednesday docking with the International Space Station.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #02

    04.05.10 - Space shuttle Discovery’s seven-member crew will spend their first full day in space today conducting normal scans of their spacecraft, preparing spacesuits for use later in the mission and readying the shuttle to dock to the International Space Station early on Wednesday.

  • STS-131 MCC Status Report #01

    04.05.10 - Space shuttle Discovery, carrying a crew of seven and supplies and equipment for the International Space Station, launched at 5:21 a.m. CDT Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to begin a three-spacewalk resupply mission.