Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 9:30 p.m. CDT
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas
STS-123 MCC Status Report #31
The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew spent the day making final preparations for their return to Earth tomorrow.
Commander Dominic Gorie and Pilot Gregory H. Johnson performed an orbital adjustment maneuver to provide Endeavour two landing opportunities tomorrow, with the first being just before sunset at the Kennedy Space Center. The crew also performed final tests on the shuttle’s flight surfaces and reaction control system jets, which help the shuttle steer toward its landing.
The crew members in a series of in-flight interviews spoke with CNN, the Associated Press and KTVI-TV in St. Louis, Mo., and mission specialist Leo Eyharts also spoke with media representatives in France as well as the French Minister of Defense.
Endeavour has two landing opportunities tomorrow at the Kennedy Space Center. The first is at 6:05 p.m. CDT and the second is at 7:39 p.m. CDT.
The next STS-123 status report will be issued after crew wake-up tomorrow, or earlier if events warrant.
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