07.31.09 - Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member crew landed at 9:48 a.m. CDT Friday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, capping off a 16-day mission to complete assembly of the International Space Station’s Japanese research laboratory.
07.30.09 - Leaving behind in orbit a new porch for the International Space Station, two pair of small research satellites, and a new space station resident, the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour is turning its attention toward home.
07.30.09 - Twin satellite deployments and a check of the systems that will control Endeavour’s return home to the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, are on tap today as the shuttle leads the International Space Station in orbit.
07.29.09 - Space shuttle Endeavour’s crew spent the day inspecting the spacecraft’s heat shield one last time and began early preparations for Friday’s return home to the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
07.29.09 - Shuttle astronauts will inspect Endeavour’s heat shield one more time today as they begin to set their sights on a Friday landing.
07.28.09 - The record-size space crew of thirteen split up as Endeavour and the International Space Station undocked from each other at 12:26 p.m.
07.28.09 - The crews of Endeavour and the International Space Station will part company today, with all of the docked mission’s objectives complete.
07.27.09 - Spacewalkers Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy conducted a four-hour, 54-minute spacewalk and completed the mission’s work on the outside of the Japanese Kibo laboratory.
07.27.09 - The final full day of activities for the joint crew of Endeavour and the International Space Station will focus on the fifth and final spacewalk of the mission.
07.26.09 - In yet another deft handoff maneuver, the space shuttle robotic arm this morning grabbed the Japanese Exposed Section cargo carrier from the International Space Station robotic arm and carefully placed the cargo carrier back into Endeavour’s payload bay bringing to close this mission’s robotics work on the space station’s new porch.
07.26.09 - After a day of rest, the 13 astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station will shift back into high gear for robotic operations and spacewalk preparations.
07.25.09 - The crews of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station had a day off to rest in preparation of robotics operations to berth the Japanese experiment carrier in the shuttle’s payload bay Sunday and the fifth and final planned spacewalk of the mission on Monday.
07.25.09 - The combined crew of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will enjoy a day off to rest up after a challenging first half of the STS-127 assembly mission.
07.24.09 - Mission specialists Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn finished replacing batteries on the International Space Station’s oldest solar arrays during a seven-hour, 12-minute spacewalk – the fourth of five planned during space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-127 mission.
07.24.09 - STS-127 Mission Specialists Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn will tackle a challenging 7 ½-hour spacewalk today to finish swapping out batteries for the International Space Station’s oldest set of solar arrays.
07.23.09 - On its inaugural operational use, the Japanese robotic arm installed the first experiments and hardware on Kibo’s new porch at the International Space Station.
07.23.09 - Japan’s Koichi Wakata will inaugurate the use of Kibo’s robotic arm for scientific purposes today to install a trio of components on the station’s new “front porch.”
07.22.09 - The third spacewalk outside the International Space Station ended after five hours, 59 minutes when a potential problem occurred with the carbon dioxide scrubbing device on one of the spacewalker’s suits concerned flight controllers in Mission Control.
07.22.09 - The third spacewalk of the STS-127 mission is scheduled to start at 9:58 a.m. CDT today and focus on the first set of battery replacements for the oldest solar array assembly on the International Space Station.
07.21.09 - The combined efforts of the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Endeavour crews were successful in installing the Japanese Logistics Module-Exposed Section using two robotic arms.