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  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #25

    05.26.10 - Space shuttle Atlantis made its last planned landing Wednesday morning at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a flight that delivered a new Russian module, batteries and other equipment and supplies to the International Space Station.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #24

    05.25.10 - All eyes turn to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as the Atlantis crew and mission control team prepare for a possible landing Wednesday morning.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #23

    05.25.10 - Atlantis astronauts spent Tuesday getting ready to come home. Their first landing opportunity is Wednesday at 7:48 a.m. CDT at Kennedy Space Center.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #22

    05.24.10 - The space shuttle crew Tuesday focuses on preparation for its return to Earth. Landing opportunities for Atlantis’ planned final mission start on Wednesday.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #21

    05.24.10 - Atlantis astronauts stowed spacesuits, wrapped up the standard late inspection of the shuttle’s thermal protection system ahead of schedule and enjoyed some time off Monday.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #20

    05.24.10 - Today, the shuttle crew performs a final inspection of Atlantis’ heat shield. The crew of six will also pack up spacesuits and have some time off.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #19

    05.23.10 - Atlantis undocked from the International Space Station at 10:22 a.m. CDT Sunday, ending a seven-day stay that saw the addition of a new station module, replacement of batteries and resupply of the orbiting outpost.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #18

    05.23.10 - After more than seven days of working together, including three spacewalks and the installation of a new module, the International Space Station and shuttle crews part ways today.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #17

    05.22.10 - Atlantis astronauts transferred equipment and supplies between the shuttle and the International Space Station on Saturday in preparation for their departure Sunday, after more than seven days of docked operations.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #16

    05.22.10 - Space shuttle Atlantis' crew will begin the day by moving the cargo carrier, temporarily stowed Friday on the International Space Station’s mobile base system, into the shuttle’s payload bay, answer questions submitted by 12 NASA Explorer Schools and then wrap up the final transfer of items between vehicles.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #15

    05.21.10 - Atlantis astronauts completed the second of two high-priority tasks today, installing the final two 375-pound batteries of the six the shuttle brought to the International Space Station. Their 6-hour, 46-minute spacewalk wrapped up at 12:13 p.m. CDT.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #14

    05.21.10 - Today, the shuttle and station crews will focus on the third spacewalk of the mission. Astronauts will install a jumper, swap out batteries and retrieve a grapple fixture during the excursion.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #13

    05.20.10 - Spacefarers opened hatches between the International Space Station and its new Russian Rassvet module for the first time at 5:52 a.m. CDT today.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #12

    05.20.10 - The space shuttle crew gets a little break from the busy pace of the last several days.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #11

    05.19.10 - Atlantis astronauts Steve Bowen and Michael Good changed out four of the six 375-pound batteries on the International Space Station’s port 6 truss during a 7-hour, 9-minute spacewalk Wednesday, getting a leg up on a major mission priority.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #10

    05.19.10 - The flight control team and on-orbit crew prepare for another excursion into space today. Astronauts will replace station batteries and fix a camera cable on today’s spacewalk, the second of the mission.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #09

    05.18.10 - The International Space Station has a new module named Rassvet, the Russian word for dawn. Atlantis astronauts used the station’s Canadarm2 to connect the module just after sunrise over Argentina.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #08

    05.18.10 - With a new day comes a new dawn as Atlantis and International Space Station astronauts continue with robotics activities today to add a new module to the orbiting complex.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #07

    05.17.10 - Atlantis astronauts completed a 7-hour, 25-minute spacewalk Monday, installing a second antenna for high-speed Ku band transmissions and adding a spare parts platform to Dextre, a two-armed extension for the station’s robotic arm.

  • STS-132 MCC Status Report #06

    05.17.10 - Two astronauts will venture outside their spacecraft today in the first of three planned spacewalks for the mission.