Friday, June 6, 2008 - 6 a.m. CDT
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas
STS-124 MCC Status Report #12
The crews of Discovery and Expedition 17 will work today to relocate the Japanese Logistics Module (JLM) to its permanent home on top of the newly installed Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) of the Kibo laboratory.
The JLM was the first part of Kibo to be brought to the International Space Station. It was delivered by shuttle Endeavour during STS-123 in March and has been temporarily residing on top of the Harmony node, awaiting the arrival of JPM, the main Kibo laboratory.
Depressurization of the JLM is scheduled for 11:12 a.m. CDT, which will be followed by the grappling of the module by the station’s robotic arm at 1:02 p.m. The arm will lift the module off of its port at 1:57 p.m. and will move it 30 feet to the JPM's zenith port.
The shuttle crew awoke this morning to “Bright as Yellow,” performed by Innocence Mission. The song was played for Mission Specialist Karen Nyberg.
Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov and STS-124 Commander Mark Kelly are scheduled to speak with KMSB-TV, National Public Radio and Associated Press TV this morning at 11:27 a.m. Those interviews will be broadcast live on NASA TV.
The next status report will be issued at the end of the crew day, or earlier if events warrant.
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