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  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #14

    03.22.09 - The astronauts on board space shuttle Discovery get a halftime break today as they reach the midpoint of the 13-day assembly mission to the International Space Station.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #15

    03.22.09 - Focus today aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery was on spacewalk preparations and tests of the urine recycling unit – part of an overall system designed to regenerate waste water and urine into drinking water as the complex prepares to increase its crew size from three to six.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #12

    03.21.09 - The second spacewalk of the first space shuttle mission of the year begins today on board a space station with two new solar array wings ready to start supplying electricity.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #13

    03.21.09 - The STS-119 mission of space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station approached the halfway point with focus today on the second spacewalk to prepare the complex for future assembly flights and arrival in the fall of a new cargo-carrying spacecraft – Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #11

    03.20.09 - The International Space Station has its final pair of solar panels stretching 240 feet tip to tip after a lessons-learned flawless deploy earlier Friday.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #10

    03.20.09 - The International Space Station’s new solar array wings will spread today, doubling the electric power available to conduct world-class science research in the laboratory modules supplied by countries from around the world.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #09

    03.19.09 - The International Space Station's 335-foot-long truss, or backbone, is complete after astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery and the station teamed with Mission Control to install the final 45-foot-long segment to the farthest starboard point of the station.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #08

    03.19.09 - A big power boost for the International Space Station comes today with the installation of the last set of U.S. solar arrays during the first spacewalk of this flight of space shuttle Discovery.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #06

    03.18.09 - The last set of American solar power panels for the International Space Station start the last leg of their journey today when the astronauts on space shuttle Discovery position the new S6 truss element for installation.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #04

    03.17.09 - The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery are primed for rendezvous and docking operations that will link their ship to the International Space Station this afternoon and deliver a new crew member.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #02

    03.16.09 - The astronauts on board space shuttle Discovery plan a day of orbiter inspection on their way to deliver a new set of solar arrays to the International Space Station.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #03

    03.16.09 - Space Shuttle Discovery’s first full day in space focused on an up close inspection of its wing leading edge panels using the robotic arm and Orbiter Boom Sensor System extension.

  • STS-119 MCC Status Report #01

    03.15.09 - Space shuttle Discovery blasted off Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center on the first shuttle flight of the year, lighting up the skies along the Eastern seaboard on a mission to deliver a fourth and final set of U.S. solar arrays that will put the International Space Station into full-power status.

  • NASA Astronaut Connects With Utah School From Space

    01.13.09 - Media are invited to witness a chat between students from Utah's only NASA Explorer School and astronaut Sandra Magnus, who is aboard the International Space Station on Jan 15, 2009.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #31

    11.29.08 - As Endeavour’s crew prepares for landing, mission managers are closely monitoring a cold front that could affect Sunday’s entry and landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #30

    11.29.08 - Endeavour astronauts are beginning a day of preparations to return home.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #28

    11.28.08 - It’s undocking day. The space shuttle Endeavour and its seven-astronaut crew are scheduled to leave the International Space Station at 8:47 a.m. CST.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #29

    11.28.08 - The space shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station parted ways at 8:47 a.m. CST. The shuttle crew then turned its attention to inspecting Endeavour’s heat shield to prepare for landing Sunday.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #26

    11.27.08 - After Thanksgiving dinner with their hosts on the International Space Station, the seven members of the space shuttle Endeavour crew will board their spacecraft, close its hatches and make final preparations for Friday’s undocking.

  • STS-126 MCC Status Report #27

    11.27.08 - The crews of Endeavour and the International Space Station bid one another farewell on Thanksgiving Day, closing the hatches between the two spacecraft at 6:31 p.m. CST. The two crews conducted joint operations for 11 days, 15 minutes.