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Novelty Kit & Digital Scrapbook Freebie

I created a freebie for you to match the new Novilty Scrapbook Kit. It includes 6 papers, 3 Project Life Journaling Cards, a fan with ribbon, 1 Glitter embellishment, and 3 flowers. You can download at the bottom of this post.

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Novelty Digital Scrapbook Kit

The Novelty mega scrapbook kit has 30 papers and 54 elements including trendy wood veneer elements.
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Matching Pocket Journal Cards

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Matching Wood Veneer Alpha & Elements

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Download the Freebie Below

Click on the image to download. Comments appreciated.

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116 comments

  1. Priscilla

    Lovely, Thank you!!

  2. Robin, these are beautiful! You are quite talented! Thank you for sharing your freebie! God Bless!

  3. Oh,if you are looking for ideas, how about an amusement/carnival theme set? Our church is going to do a Colossal Coaster theme for vbs. I am in charge of crafts this year & looking for ideas…lol
    Blessings,
    ~Paula

  4. Cheryl L

    Very pretty!! Thank you for being so generous. 🙂

  5. Christine

    Great freebie, thanks so much Robin! Love the colors. But I’m also in love with the wood veneer trend at the moment so I will certainly pick those up in your store.

  6. Tracie Wyckoff

    Thanks for the cute file

  7. Thank you for the freebie. Wonderful vibrant colours and great elements. Love this.

    Hugs, Mette

  8. The simplicity and bright colors are great! Thanks!

  9. Thank you so much! I love the journaling cards!

  10. Thanks so much for your generosity! Your designs are always lovely!

  11. thanks

  12. redjanfan

    thank you for the freebie, love your journalling cards especially.

  13. I love your work!

  14. Hi thanks for the freebies, they are great, esp the journal cards.
    Thanks so much.

  15. Claribunda

    Really pretty, thank you.

  16. Love your papers!!!

  17. Thank you so much for the freebie 🙂 Happy Easter!

  18. Thank you for the cute freebies !

  19. Bentebaby

    Thanks so much for sharing the freebies <3

  20. lovely kits for scrapbooking, love it 🙂

  21. Love it! Thank you!

  22. So pretty! Thank you for sharing these.

  23. Thank you so much for your beautiful kit. I’m so excited for your sale…it’s perfect timing since I’ve been eyeing a few things in your store!! 🙂

  24. So pretty! Thank you, will be buying your lapbook Bible lessons soon also.

  25. Thanks a loads =)

  26. thank you

  27. FussBudget

    I really liked the blue heart in this mini kit. Also, I thought the “Currently” card was great. I’m going to print this every once in a while and give it to my husband. Maybe I can find out what’s going on with him. Ha! 🙂

  28. Really lovely….

  29. I just found you through a link on another designers site and had to tell you thank you for your freebies…I joined your mailing list and look forward to future creations…awesome work….Thank you…

  30. Sheila Tremayne

    Thanks so much – appreciate generous offer! Lovely pics.

  31. I so appreciate the freebie, the colors are awesome

  32. Pretty ! Thanks !

  33. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
    The Currently card is my favorite.

  34. lemondedis

    thanks a lot : the freebie is so pretty ! I share the link here : https://www.facebook.com/LMIlesptitscadeauxPL?ref=hl and there : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/project-life-freebies/

  35. Kristine

    Thank you!

  36. This is so colourful!

  37. rose wilcox

    Thank you for the freebies, I think they are awesome. I love the colors and design.

  38. Lovely colors, Thank you very much for the freebies

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  94. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: May 23, 2010The Atlantis astronauts worked early Sunday to complete a final few equipment transfers from the International Space Station before a crew news conference, a final joint meal with the station crew and undocking to wrap up a successful three-spacewalk assembly mission.Credit: NASA TV”They’re going to start with final transfer activities and get the last remaining cargo off the International Space Station that they plan to return in Atlantis’ middeck,” shuttle Flight Director Mike Sarafin said Saturday. “They’ll transfer the suits they used to perform their spacewalks back into Atlantis and we’ll perform a final verification, make sure all the science and transfers are back across the hatch and ready for return.”Around midday, they’ll close hatches, perform some leak checks and then if all goes as planned, will undock Atlantis from the International Space Station. 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It turns out the view is much better for real and the flying is more fun when you can actually feel the vehicle moving around.”It’ll be crowded on the flight deck. There are only six of us, but everybody that can fit a camera in the window will want to either take a peek and/or take a picture and so it will be crowded in there. But (I’m) really looking forward to that. We’ll undock in the afternoon. We’ll do our fly around and then it’ll be almost dinner and bedtime and we can just talk about what a great afternoon it was.”Here is an updated timeline of today’s activity (in EDT and mission elapsed time; includes revision H of the NASA television schedule; best viewed with fixed-width font):EDT……..DD…HH…MM…SS…EVENT05/2312:50 AM…08…10…30…00…Crew wakeup02:20 AM…08…12…00…00…ISS daily planning conference03:55 AM…08…13…35…00…Middeck transfers05:05 AM…08…14…45…00…Rendezvous tools checkout06:05 AM…08…15…45…00…Joint crew photo06:25 AM…08…16…05…00…Joint crew news conference07:10 AM…08…16…50…00…Joint crew meal08:10 AM…08…17…50…00…Farewell ceremony08:25 AM…08…18…05…00…Hatches closed08:55 AM…08…18…35…00…Orbiter docking system leak checks08:55 AM…08…18…35…00…Centerline camera install09:50 AM…08…19…30…00…Group B computer powerup09:54 AM…08…19…34…00…ISS in prox ops mode10:05 AM…08…19…45…00…Start maneuver to undock attitude10:10 AM…08…19…50…28…Sunrise10:34 AM…08…20…14…00…Orbiter/ISS in undock attitude10:38 AM…08…20…18…39…Noon11:05 AM…08…20…45…00…Russian arrays feathered11:06 AM…08…20…46…50…Sunset11:22 AM…08…21…02…00…UNDOCKING11:22 AM…08…21…02…05…Maintain corridor11:23 AM…08…21…03…00…Initial separation11:23 AM…08…21…03…40…ISS holds current attitude11:27 AM…08…21…07…00…Range = 50 ft: reselect -x jets11:29 AM…08…21…09…00…Range = 75 ft: lowz11:42 AM…08…21…21…57…Sunrise11:51 AM…08…21…31…00…Start flyaround at 400 ft11:52 AM…08…21…32…00…Russian arrays resume tracking12:00 PM…08…21…40…30…Range = 600 feet12:02 PM…08…21…42…30…Shuttle directly above ISS12:10 PM…08…21…50…08…Noon12:14 PM…08…21…54…00…Shuttle directly behind ISS12:24 PM…08…22…04…33…Start – sun in window (1)12:25 PM…08…22…05…30…Shuttle directly below ISS12:36 PM…08…22…16…45…Start – sun in window (2)12:37 PM…08…22…17…00…Shuttle directly ahead of ISS12:37 PM…08…22…17…00…Separation burn 1 (1.5 fps radial burn)12:38 PM…08…22…18…20…Sunset12:50 PM…08…22…30…00…Range > 2000 ft12:54 PM…08…22…34…00…Range > 3000 ft01:05 PM…08…22…45…00…Separation burn 2 (1.5 fps posigrade burn)01:05 PM…08…22…45…00…Group B computer powerdown01:05 PM…08…22…45…00…Laptop computer reconfig01:30 PM…08…23…10…00…Video playback02:05 PM…08…23…45…00…US arrays resume tracking04:00 PM…09…01…40…00…Mission status briefing on NTV04:50 PM…09…02…30…00…ISS crew sleep begins04:50 PM…09…02…30…00…STS crew sleep begins05:00 PM…09…02…40…00…Daily highlights07:00 PM…09…03…40…00…HD crew highlights The final planned flight of space shuttle Atlantis is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-132. 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Additional coverage for subscribers:HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 9:UPDATE ON NEW RASSVET MODULE HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 9:CELEBRATION OF ISAAC NEWTON HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 9:GOODIES AND FOOD TREATS VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 9 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:CARGO PALLET RETURNED TO ATLANTIS VIDEO:CREW’S HOME MOVIES FOR FLIGHT DAY 9 VIDEO:SATURDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SATURDAY MORNING’S FLIGHT DIRECTOR INTERVIEW HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 8:GETTING READY TO GO OUTSIDE HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 8:ASTRONAUTS WALKING IN SPACE HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 8:PIERS WORKS IN THE CUPOLA HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 8:PEEK INSIDE RASSVET MODULE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 8 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:CREW’S HOME MOVIES FOR FLIGHT DAY 8 VIDEO:FRIDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:LAST OF THE OLD BATTERIES STOWED AWAY VIDEO:FINAL BATTERY INSTALLED IN THE SIX-PACK VIDEO:SPACEWALKERS INSTALL BATTERY ECHO VIDEO:BATTERY REPLACEMENT WORK RESUMES VIDEO:WATCH THE ASTRONAUTS BEGIN THE SPACEWALK VIDEO:STEP-BY-STEP WALKTHROUGH OF EVA NO. 3 VIDEO:FRIDAY MORNING’S FLIGHT DIRECTOR INTERVIEW HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 7:STATION’S NEWEST MODULE HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 7:GETTING READY TO WALK IN SPACE HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 7:ATLANTIS’ COMMANDER AND PILOT HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 7:CHATTING WITH STATION RESIDENT VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 7 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:CREW’S HOME MOVIES FOR FLIGHT DAY 7 VIDEO:THURSDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:ASSOCIATED PRESS, FOX AND CBS INTERVIEWS VIDEO:THURSDAY MORNING’S FLIGHT DIRECTOR INTERVIEW HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 6:DINNER TIME IS FUN TMIE IN SPACE HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 6:THE VICTORIOUS SPACEWALKERS HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 6:MIKE AND STEVE RETURN FROM EVA VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 6 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:CREW’S HOME MOVIES FOR FLIGHT DAY 6 VIDEO:WEDNESDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:REMOVING GIMBAL LOCKS ON ANTENNA DISH VIDEO:ADDING TO TORQUE TO NEW KU-BAND ATENNA VIDEO:THE DAY’S FINAL NEW BATTERY INSTALLED VIDEO:THIRD OLD BATTERY PULLED OUT AND STOWED VIDEO:SECOND FRESH BATTERY PUT INTO STATION VIDEO:FIRST OF THE NEW BATTERIES INSTALLED VIDEO:SPACEWALKERS REMOVE FIRST OLD BATTERY VIDEO:CABLE ON INSPECTION SENSOR UNTANGLED VIDEO:WEDNESDAY MORNING’S FLIGHT DIRECTOR INTERVIEW VIDEO:STEP-BY-STEP WALKTHROUGH OF EVA NO. 2 VIDEO:PREVIEW OF FLIGHT DAY 6 ACTIVITIES HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 5:FLIGHT DECK OF ATLANTIS HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 5:GIVING WATER TO STATION HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 5:INSIDE DESTINY LABORATORY HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 5:ROBOTICS WORKSTATION IN CUPOLA HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 5:LOOKING OUT WINDOW AT EARTH HIGH DEFINITION TV DAY 5:DAILY SHUTTLE CHORES VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:CREW’S HOME MOVIES FOR FLIGHT DAY 5 VIDEO:TUESDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:MSNBC AND CNN INTERVIEWS OF CREW VIDEO:CONGRATULATIONS FROM ALL AROUND VIDEO:RASSVET CAPTURED AND SECURED TO ZARYA MODULE! 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  95. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: May 15, 2010The Atlantis astronauts used a less-capable backup sensor system to inspect the shuttle’s carbon composite nose cap and wing leading edge panels today after an overly-tight cable prevented them from using a more sophisticated, steerable sensor package. The crew lost several hours troubleshooting the problem, but the lead flight director said he was confident all the necessary data would be collected when all was said and done.Credit: NASA TV”We’ve got some of the best engineers and imagery analysts on the planet supporting Atlantis,” Mike Sarafin told reporters Saturday afternoon. “I’m confident that given a little bit of time, we’ll come up with a solution that will cover the entire heat shield on Atlantis and we’ll get there well in advance of when a decision is required to bring her home. We just need to give that process a little bit of time … I’ll bet you given a day, things will come together very quickly.”Space station flight controllers, meanwhile, continued to track a piece of unidentified space debris in a highly elliptical orbit that was projected to pass within about 6 miles of the space station shortly after Atlantis’ planned docking Sunday around 10:27 a.m. EDT. Engineers were considering a rocket firing Saturday evening to lower the station’s altitude by about 3,000 feet to eliminate any chance of a close encounter.”We’re kind of cutting it close as to whether we can dock and get structurally mated to the International Space Station and then into the docked attitude relative to this debris avoidance maneuver,” Sarafin said. “We really can’t get confident that if we need to get out of the way of this piece of space debris we’ll be able to do that after the shuttle docks, just due to the timeline.Given the five-mile-per-second orbital velocity of the space station, “just a small error in the amount of time we determine where something is could make a big difference in your total miss distance,” Sarafin said. “A couple of seconds at that speed could mean you’d miss by a huge amount or you’d miss by a very little distance. That’s being factored into the debris avoidance maneuver plan.”A decision on whether or not to maneuver the station was expected around 6 p.m.As usual for post-Columbia shuttle missions, the Atlantis astronauts faced a busy second day in space Saturday with the heat shield inspection the most time-consuming activity. The idea was to scan the nose cap and leading edge panels, which experience the most heat during re-entry, with a steerable laser and camera system on the end of a 50-foot-long boom attached to the shuttle’s robot arm.But a cable interference issue prevented the sensor system’s pan-and-tilt unit from working properly.”We determined that we had quite literally run into a snag with the gimbal system on the end of the boom,” Sarafin said. “One of the cables on the end of the boom is pulling taut and causing us to not be able to tilt our primary camera system fully up, which is affecting our ability to see all of the heat shield on Atlantis.”So what we’ve done is, we’ve gone to a secondary mode, which is a different camera, it’s a digital camera that is hard mounted to the boom, it doesn’t sit on this pan-and-tilt unit, and we’re proceeding with the inspection of the starboard wing, we completed that earlier today, we’re currently in the process of scanning the nose cap and we expect to get the majority of the port wing later.”The secondary system can only be used during the daylight portions of each orbit and it was not clear whether the crew would be able to complete the inspection of the shuttle’s left wing by the end of the day.To fill in any gaps, station astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson plans to use a digital camera equipped with a powerful telephoto lens to photograph the parts of the left wing’s leading edge during Atlantis’ approach to the station Sunday.Positioned 600 feet directly below the station, commander Ken Ham plans to guide Atlantis through a 360-degree back-flip maneuver to expose the shuttle’s heat shield tiles to view. Station commander Oleg Kotov, Soichi Noguchi and Timothy Creamer already planned to photograph the shuttle’s heat shield tiles from the station. Caldwell Dyson now will join them to photograph the left wing’s leading edge panels.”Once we get all that imagery on the ground, the team will determine if we need to go get additional information or views of Atlantis before we’re ready to declare the heat shield ready to go or if we’ve got al of what we need,” Sarafin said.A block of time is available on flight day five for an additional “focused” inspection if necessary. The final planned flight of space shuttle Atlantis is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-132. Available in our store! 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  96. “EVA-1 is packed,” Ham said. “Any little thing that goes wrong will slow the rest of the EVA down and it puts us in a very vulnerable spot. … I don’t want this to sound the wrong way, but it is a house of cards. if you don’t get all the cards to line up just right, then all the EVAs fall apart. I trust these guys, they’re awesome, they’re great. But there are aspects of it that are mechanical that they cannot foresee or counter when they go wrong.”

  97. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: February 19, 2010The Endeavour astronauts bid their space station colleagues farewell early Friday, sharing hugs and handshakes before returning to the shuttle and closing hatches in preparation for undocking Friday evening. Credit: NASA”It’s been an awesome mission, you guys did a great job,” station commander JeffreyWilliams told the shuttle crew. “Congratulations on all the work with the (newTranquility) module and getting the (life support system) racks moved, the cupola,we’re really going to enjoy the view. Wish you guys could stay a little longer.””We will if you’ll keep us,” joked shuttle spacewalker Nicholas Patrick.Hatches between Endeavour and the space station were closed at 3:08 a.m., settingthe stage for Endeavour’s undocking at 7:54 p.m. Friday and landing back at theKennedy Space Center Sunday night, weather permitting.Space station engineers, meanwhile, are troubleshooting an apparent urine leak inthe lab’s water recycling system that has resulted in about two pints of waste water”that is not where we think it should be,” said shuttle Flight Director KwatsiAlibaruho.The problem developed after the astronauts moved the station’s two water recyclingsystem racks, along with the NASA toilet, from the Destiny lab module toTranquility.”After we finished relocating the racks yesterday and we started to power up thesystem, part of that nominal power up sequence involves transferring about a halfliter (about 1 pint) of urine from the waste and hygiene compartment system to thewaste tank storage assembly,” Alibaruho said.”When that transfer was complete, what we would normally expect to see is apressure-quantity increase in the tank and for that pressure and quantity to remainstable. What we saw was, we saw the quantity increase and after we finished thetransfer, it went right back down, which suggested to us that the tank was notholding the liquid that was being moved into it. We repeated the procedure againtoday after doing some other reconfiguration and saw the same thing, it was about ahalf liter.”So essentially, we’ve got a full liter of fluid that is not where we think itshould be,” he said.There are two possibilities. Either the urine has leaked through a flow controlvalve into downstream plumbing or it has leaked out of the tank and is floatingfreely in the recycling system rack.”We do not think it’s the latter, because obviously there would be fairlyconspicuous secondary indications if you had a liter ball of urine floating aroundin the cabin,” Alibaruho said. “We’ve had none of those indications, no odors, nosign of water in and around that rack.”The station astronauts plan to open the rack in question overnight Friday “so theycan inspect the valve, inspect the fluid fittings, all the plumbing in and aroundthat tank to try to help us identify what the problem is,” Alibaruho said.”The engineers suspect they may know in general the area where the problem is, butwe won’t be able to verify until we get some hands into that rack and some eyes onthe equipment,” he said. “But we’ve got good reason to believe that it is probablynot an external leak from the tank into the cabin.”Spare parts are available on the station to address a variety of problems and in themeantime, the toilet in the Tranquility module is operational. But until the problemis resolved, the astronauts will have to offload urine into a limited number ofRussian storage tanks.”Based on the supply of (tanks) we have available for this use, we need to get tothe resolution of this within about two days, maybe three,” Alibaruho said.After that, “we will be in a situation where we have got to basically all use theRussian toilet, and then we’ve got another set of logistic challenges there, ormaybe think about venting the fluid (overboard), which of course there are a bunchof other logistic challenges there.””Basically, we’ve got spare components,” Alibaruho said. “We’ve got to wrestle thesystem back to health within a couple of days, one way or the other.”Alibaruho started his NASA career as a space station life support systems officerand he said Endeavour’s mission “represents the completion of a system that I wasworking on for a good 10 years before I became a flight director. And we knew thiswas going to be a barrel of laughs.”Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:FRIDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SHUTTLE AND STATION CREWS BID THEIR FAREWELLS VIDEO:RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY FOR STATION’S CUPOLA VIDEO:IN-FLIGHT CREW NEWS CONFERENCE FOR U.S AND JAPAN VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 11 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:THURSDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:OXYGEN GENERATOR RELOCATED TO TRANQUILITY VIDEO:STATION’S TOILET INSTALLED IN THE NEW MODULE VIDEO:WATER GENERATING EQUIPMENT MOVED INTO TRANQUILITY VIDEO:PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS SHUTTLE AND STATION CREWS VIDEO:DAZZLING VIEWS FROM INSIDE CUPOLA VIDEO:CUPOLA WINDOW SHUTTERS ARE TESTED VIDEO:STATION ASTRONAUT’S CAMCORDER VIEWS OF CUPOLA VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 10 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:WEDNESDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:CUPOLA OPEN FOR VIEWING VIDEO:FREEING THE SHUTTERS VIDEO:CUPOLA IS UNVEILED! VIDEO:FIRST HALF OF CUPOLA UNCOVERED VIDEO:WIRING UP DOCKING ADAPTER ON TRANQUILITY VIDEO:ACTIVATING TRANQUILITY’S OTHER COOLING LOOP VIDEO:SPACEWALKERS FLOAT OUT OF AIRLOCK VIDEO:STEP-BY-STEP PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 3 VIDEO:PREVIEW OF FLIGHT DAY 10 ACTIVITIES VIDEO:FLY WITH THE ASTRONAUTS IN THE COCKPIT VIDEO:LOOKING OUT THE PILOT’S FRONT WINDOW VIDEO:LEFT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING UPWARD VIDEO:LEFT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING INBOARD VIDEO:LEFT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING DOWNWARD VIDEO:RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING UPWARD VIDEO:RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING INBOARD VIDEO:RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING DOWNWARD VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK CAMERA FROM LIFTOFF TO SEPARATION VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 9 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:TUESDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:DOCKING ADAPTER PLACED ONTO TRANQUILITY VIDEO:PREVIEW OF FLIGHT DAY 9 ACTIVITIES VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 8 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:NEW YORK, ST. 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(sm)00:00…100.0…-23…….0.0….0.0……..914.4……0.3…0.000:10…104.5…749…….0.2….120.7……921.9……1.7…0.000:20…104.5…3,838…..0.4….298.0……1,041.9….1.9…0.100:30…104.5…8,821…..0.6….482.1……1,183.7….1.8…0.500:40…103.0…16,567….0.9….671.0……1,340.6….1.8…1.200:50…72.0….25,323….1.1….811.4……1,468.1….1.7…2.201:00…104.5…35,392….1.4….971.0……1,612.6….2.0…3.401:10…104.5…48,736….1.8….1,226.7….1,845.8….2.3…5.101:20…104.5…63,361….2.4….1,534.9….2,150.0….2.5…7.201:30…104.5…82,002….2.9….1,922.9….2,547.5….2.5…10.301:40…104.5…100,851…3.3….2,295.2….2,930.0….2.5…14.101:50…104.5…123,288…3.8….2,708.4….3,352.8….2.3…19.202:00…104.5…144,463…3.9….2,936.9….3,592.1….1.1…24.802:10…104.5…166,177…4.1….3,035.0….3,701.9….1.0…31.202:20…104.5…185,426…4.2….3,147.6….3,826.0….1.0…37.602:30…104.5…205,306…4.5….3,288.0….3,978.1….1.0…45.002:40…104.5…222,195…5.0….3,428.5….4,127.4….1.1…52.202:50…104.5…237,967…5.4….3,581.2….4,286.3….1.1…59.803:00…104.5…254,046…5.9….3,761.9….4,473.1….1.1…68.703:10…104.5…267,530…6.3….3,937.9….4,652.5….1.1…77.203:20…104.5…281,139…6.7….4,143.1….4,861.1….1.2…87.103:30…104.5…292,424…7.2….4,340.8….5,060.2….1.2…96.603:40…104.5…302,695…7.4….4,548.8….5,269.6….1.2…106.703:50…104.5…312,851…7.6….4,789.5….5,510.3….1.3…118.304:00…104.5…321,069…7.8….5,017.9….5,738.7….1.3…129.404:10…104.5…329,030…8.1….5,279.1….5,999.2….1.3…142.204:20…104.5…335,323…8.3….5,527.3….6,246.0….1.4…154.504:30…104.5…341,243…8.5….5,813.0….6,529.7….1.4…168.704:40…104.5…345,744…8.8….6,083.7….6,798.3….1.4…182.204:50…104.5…349,439…9.1….6,366.0….7,078.6….1.5…196.405:00…104.5…352,612…9.5….6,689.2….7,399.8….1.5…212.805:10…104.5…354,731…9.8….6,996.8….7,704.6….1.6…228.305:20…104.5…356,269…10.3…7,349.3….8,054.4….1.7…246.305:30…104.5…356,991…10.7…7,684.1….8,386.4….1.7…263.405:40…104.5…357,115…11.2…8,033.2….8,732.8….1.8…281.305:50…104.5…356,619…11.8…8,434.8….9,131.7….1.9…302.006:00…104.5…355,663…12.4…8,816.7….9,510.8….1.9…321.606:10…104.5…354,214…13.0…9,255.1….9,945.9….2.0…344.206:20…104.5…352,666…13.7…9,673.1….10,361.2…2.1…365.806:30…104.5…350,725…14.5…10,160.7…10,844.6…2.2…390.606:40…104.5…348,689…15.2…10,628.5…11,309.6…2.3…414.306:50…104.5…346,485…16.0…11,121.4…11,799.2…2.5…439.107:00…104.5…343,993…17.0…11,694.9…12,369.3…2.6…467.607:10…104.5…341,806…17.9…12,249.3…12,919.6…2.8…494.907:20…104.5…339,645…19.0…12,897.7…13,564.6…3.0…526.407:30…99.0….338,067…20.0…13,509.4…14,172.9…3.0…556.507:40…93.0….336,980…21.0…14,122.4…14,782.5…3.0…588.007:50…86.0….336,450…22.1…14,797.5…15,454.1…3.0…624.208:00…81.0….336,694…23.0…15,409.8…16,063.7…3.0…658.608:10…76.0….337,935…23.9…16,084.2…16,735.4…3.0…698.008:20…67.0….340,138…24.6…16,705.4…17,353.8…2.8…736.608:30…67.0….343,236…24.7…16,958.3…17,605.4…0.0…776.408:31…67.0….343,546…24.7…16,958.3…17,605.4…0.0…780.208:32…67.0….343,857…24.7…16,958.3…17,606.1…0.0…784.108:33…67.0….344,168…24.7…16,958.3…17,606.1…0.0…788.008:34…67.0….344,479…24.6…16,958.3…17,606.1…0.0…791.8Abort BoundariesEST……….T+……..EVENT………………VELOCITY (inertial):….MPHRTLS ONLY4:14:08 AM…T+00:00…LAUNCH4:14:18 AM…T+00:10…START ROLL MANEUVER…………………….9214:14:26 AM…T+00:18…END ROLL MANEUVER…………………….1,0164:14:47 AM…T+00:39…START THROTTLE DOWN (72%)……………..1,3304:14:57 AM…T+00:49…MAX Q (686 psf)………………………1,4594:15:02 AM…T+00:54…START THROTTLE UP (104.5%)…………….1,5214:16:13 AM…T+02:05…SRB STAGING………………………….3,6484:16:23 AM…T+02:15…START OMS ASSIST (2:13 duration)……….3,764TAL OPTION AVAILABLE4:16:46 AM…T+02:38…2E TAL MORON (104.5%, 2s)……………..4,0234:16:51 AM…T+02:43…2E TAL ZARAGOZA (104.5%, 2s)…………..4,1594:17:02 AM…T+02:54…2E TAL ISTRES (104.5%, 2s)…………….4,2964:18:00 AM…T+03:52…NEGATIVE RETURN (KSC) (104.5%, 3s)……..5,455ABORT TO ORBIT AVAILABLE4:19:19 AM…T+05:11…PRESS TO ATO (104.5%, 2s, 160 u/s)……..7,7054:19:33 AM…T+05:25…DROOP ZARAGOZA (109%,0s)………………8,1834:19:36 AM…T+05:28…ROLL TO HEADSUP………………………8,3194:19:38 AM…T+05:30…1E OPS-3 ZARAGOZA (109%,0s,2EO SIMO)……8,3874:20:10 AM…T+06:02…1E TAL ZARAGOZA (104.5%,2s,2EO SIMO)……9,614PLANNED ORBIT AVAILABLE4:20:22 AM…T+06:14…PRESS TO MECO (104.5%, 2s, 181 u/s)……10,0924:20:22 AM…T+06:14…1E TAL MORON (109%,0s,2EO SEQ)………..11,1154:20:22 AM…T+06:14…1E TAL ISTRES (109%,0s,2EO SEQ)……….11,5244:21:06 AM…T+06:58…1E PRESS-TO-MECO (104.5%, 2s, 585 u/s)…12,2744:21:29 AM…T+07:21…NEGATIVE MORON (2@67%)……………….13,5694:21:30 AM…T+07:22…3G LIMITING…………………………13,6854:21:50 AM…T+07:42…LAST 2E PRE-MECO TAL ZARAGOZA (67%)……14,9334:21:50 AM…T+07:42…NEGATIVE ISTRES (2@67%)………………14,9334:21:56 AM…T+07:48…LAST 1E PRE-MECO TAL ZARAGOZA (104.5%)…15,3424:22:00 AM…T+07:52…23K………………………………..15,6834:22:01 AM…T+07:53…LAST 3E PRE-MECO TAL ZARAGOZA (67%)……15,6834:22:26 AM…T+08:18…LAST TAL DIEGO GARCIA………………..17,2524:22:31 AM…T+08:23…MECO COMMANDED………………………17,5524:22:40 AM…T+08:32…ZERO THRUST…………………………17,606 | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Astronauts enjoy light duty, repair urine processorBY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  98. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: April 18, 2010The Discovery astronauts tested the shuttle’s re-entry systems Sunday and packed up for landing Monday at the Kennedy Space Center, weather permitting, to close out a space station resupply mission with a fiery dawn plunge across the heartland of America.This is the ground track for Discovery’s first landing opportunity on Monday leading to an 8:48 a.m. EDT touchdown. Credit: NASACommander Alan Poindexter and pilot James Dutton plan to fire Discovery’s brakingrockets for three minutes and 11 seconds starting at 7:43:20 a.m. EDT Monday,slowing the ship by about 217 mph and setting up a landing on runway 15 at theFlorida spaceport at 8:48:36 a.m. A second opportunity is available one orbit laterat 10:23:30 a.m.There are no technical issues of any significance with the space shuttle, butforecasters are predicting an overcast sky with a broken deck of clouds at 8,000feet and a chance for rain showers within 30 nautical miles of the runway.Conditions are expected to improve slightly on Tuesday, but good weather is expectedboth days at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., NASA’s backup landing site.NASA is not staffing Edwards Monday and if the weather prevents a Florida landing,Discovery’s flight will be extended another day and the crew will try again Tuesday.In that case, Edwards would be staffed and available.”It’s always a great time to spend (an extra day) on orbit,” Poindexter told areporter earlier Sunday. “We’re confident the folks in Houston and the folks inFlorida will do everything they can to get us home when the weather will allow it.”Entry flight director Bryan Lunney said Discovery has enough on-board supplies toremain in orbit until Wednesday at the latest. But NASA holds the final day inreserve to handle technical problems, so if Discovery doesn’t get down Monday,Lunney will attempt to bring the crew home, on one coast or the other, Tuesday.”We’ll see what happens overnight,” he said. “If it violates our flight rules andit’s not a good day to go land, then we’ll wave off until Tuesday.”This is the ground track for Discovery’s second landing opportunity on Monday leading to a 10:23 a.m. EDT touchdown. Credit: NASAIf the Florida weather cooperates Monday or Tuesday, it likely will be the lastchance for viewers in the continental United States to witness the fiery streak of ashuttle re-entry.In the wake of the 2003 Columbia disaster, NASA has favored southwest-to-northeastentry trajectories that carry the shuttle above the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean,avoiding seasonal, potentially dangerous noctilucent clouds in the northernhemisphere.The favored trajectories also require less propellant and, while not a requirement,keep descending shuttles well away from any densely populated areas in the UnitedStates.Discovery’s return is the second so-called “descending node” entry since 2003. NASAmanagers ordered the change of plans to give the astronauts more time to completethe station resupply mission and to bring in a daylight landing opportunity at theend of a long flight. The high, icy clouds that can be a concern are not an issue atthis time of year.”The neat thing about the descending opportunities is it’s going to come across thecountry and folks will get a good opportunity, hopefully, to see the orbiter as itgoes overhead,” Lunney said.Assuming an on-time descent, Discovery will plunge back into the discernibleatmosphere at an altitude of about 76 miles above the central Pacific Ocean south ofthe Aleutian Islands at 8:17 a.m., crossing the western Canadian coast “just abovewhere the Winter Olympics were,” Lunney said.”The vehicle will be about (43 miles up) at that point, traveling at a speed ofabout Mach 23, moving very fast, very high,” Lunney said. “We took a quick look atthe weather forecast and we think the western side of the United States will berelatively clear. So hopefully folks there will get a view. The eastern side mightbe a little bit more cloudy, so hopefully you’ll get a hole and you can see itthrough the clouds.”With the shuttle surrounded by superheated plasma as atmospheric friction reducesits 5-mile-per-second orbital velocity, viewers in the west will see a “streak ofwhite light way up high,” Lunney said. “When it’s down lower, it’s going to be morethe glowing cloud plowing through. I think both will be clearly visible if theclouds allow it to be.”Here are timeline overviews for both Florida landing opportunities Monday (in EDT;best viewed with fixed-width font):Rev. 222 Deorbit to KSCEDT………..EVENT03:43 AM……Begin deorbit timeline03:58 AM……Radiator stow04:08 AM……Mission specialists seat installation04:14 AM……Computers set for deorbit prep04:18 AM……Hydraulic system configuration04:43 AM……Flash evaporator checkout04:49 AM……Final payload deactivation05:03 AM……Payload bay doors closed05:13 AM……Mission control ‘go’ for OPS-3 entry software load05:23 AM……OPS-3 transition05:48 AM……Entry switch list verification05:58 AM……Deorbit maneuver update06:03 AM……Crew entry review06:18 AM……Commander, pilot don entry suits06:35 AM……IMU alignment06:43 AM……CDR/PLT strap in; other crew dons suits07:00 AM……Shuttle steering check07:03 AM……Hydraulic system prestart07:10 AM……Toilet deactivation07:23 AM……Mission control ‘go’ for deorbit burn07:29 AM……Astronaut seat ingress07:38 AM……Single APU start07:43:20 AM…Deorbit ignition07:46:31 AM…Deorbit burn complete08:16:59 AM…Entry interface08:22:15 AM…1st roll command to left08:35:13 AM…1st roll left to right08:35:36 AM…C-band radar acquisition08:44:55 AM…Velocity less than mach 2.508:46:56 AM…Velocity less than mach 108:47:03 AM…339-degree left turn to runway 1508:48:36 AM…LandingRev. 223 Deorbit to KSC08:57 AM……MCC ‘go’ for deorbit burn09:03 AM……MS seat ingress09:12 AM……Single APU start09:17:48 AM…Deorbit ignition09:17:55 AM…Deorbit burn complete09:51:56 AM…Entry interface09:57:18 AM…1st roll command to left10:12:47 AM…1st left -to-right roll reversal10:10:30 AM…C-band radar acquisition10:20:00 AM…Velocity less than mach 2.510:22:02 AM…Velocity less than mach 110:22:07 AM…274-degree left turn to runway 1510:23:30 AM…LandingIf the Discovery is not able to land Monday, the astronauts have multipleopportunities at the Kennedy Space Center and Edwards Air Force Base throughWednesday (all in EDT):ORBIT…SITE..TIG………..LANDING04/19:222…..KSC…07:43:20 AM…08:48:36 AM 223…..KSC…09:17:48 AM…10:23:30 AM04/20: 237…..KSC…06:31:00 AM…07:33:00 AM238…..EDW…07:59:00 AM…09:00:00 AM……..KSC…08:07:00 AM…09:08:00 AM239…..EDW…09:34:00 AM…10:36:00 AM240…..EDW…11:09:00 AM…12:11:00 AM04/21:253…..KSC…06:52:00 AM…07:53:00 AM 254…..EDW…08:19:00 AM…09:21:00 AM……..NOR…08:21:00 AM…09:23:00 AM……..KSC…08:27:00 AM…09:28:00 AM255…..EDW…09:54:00 AM…10:56:00 AM……..NOR…09:56:00 AM…10:58:00 AMAdditional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:LEFT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING UPWARD VIDEO:LEFT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING INBOARD VIDEO:LEFT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING DOWNWARD VIDEO:RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING UPWARD VIDEO:RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING INBOARD VIDEO:RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING DOWNWARD VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK CAMERA FROM LIFTOFF TO SEPARATION VIDEO:JETTISONED FUEL TANK FALLS AWAY VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 14 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:SUNDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:BOSTON, ASSOCIATED 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OF EVA NO. 1 VIDEO:PREVIEW OF FLIGHT DAY 5 ACTIVITIES VIDEO:THURSDAY EVENING’S FLIGHT DIRECTOR INTERVIEW VIDEO:THURSDAY AFTERNOON’S MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:RADIO AND TV INTERVIEWS WITH CREW VIDEO:THURSDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:LEONARDO MODULE ATTACHED TO SPACE STATION VIDEO:STATION’S ARM GRAPPLES THE LEONARDO MODULE VIDEO:NARRATED PREVIEW OF LEONARDO’S INSTALLATION VIDEO:WEDNESDAY EVENING’S FLIGHT DIRECTOR INTERVIEW VIDEO:WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON’S MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:WEDNESDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SHUTTLE CREW WELCOMED ABOARD THE STATION VIDEO:POST-DOCKING OF THE SHUTTLE BAY AND TAIL VIDEO:DISCOVERY DOCKS TO THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:SHUTTLE PERFORMS 360-DEGREE BACKFLIP VIDEO:PREVIEW OF RENDEZVOUS AND DOCKING ACTIVITIES VIDEO:OBJECT LOST FROM SHUTTLE TAIL DURING LAUNCH VIDEO:TUESDAY AFTERNOON’S MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE VIDEO:THE FULL STS-131 LAUNCH EXPERIENCE VIDEO:FLIGHT 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VIDEO:GO INSIDE MISSION CONTROL DURING LAUNCH VIDEO:POST-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: VAB ROOF VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PRESS SITE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PATRICK AFB VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD PERIMETER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: BEACH TRACKER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD CAMERA 070 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD CAMERA 071 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PLAYALINDA BEACH VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD FRONT CAMERA VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: KSC WEST TOWER VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS LEAVE CREW QUARTERS VIDEO:CREW FINISHES GETTING SUITED UP VIDEO:NARRATED REVIEW OF SHUTTLE’S PREPARATIONS VIDEO:NARRATED REVIEW OF PAYLOADS’ PREPARATIONS VIDEO:PREPARING AN EXTERNAL TANK FOR LAUNCH VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE OF GANTRY ROLLING BACK FOR LAUNCH VIDEO:LAUNCH PAD’S SERVICE TOWER RETRACTED VIDEO:PAYLOAD BAY DOORS CLOSED FOR LAUNCH VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS INSPECT THE PAYLOAD BAY VIDEO:STS-131 MISSION PREVIEW MOVIE VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH INTERVIEW WITH COMMANDER POINDEXTER VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH INTERVIEW WITH PILOT JIM DUTTON VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH INTERVIEW WITH RICK MASTRACCHIOVIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH INTERVIEW WITH METCALF-LINDENBURGER VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH INTERVIEW WITH STEPHANIE WILSON VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH INTERVIEW WITH NAOKO YAMAZAKI VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH INTERVIEW WITH CLAY ANDERSON VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:COUNTDOWN STATUS AND WEATHER OUTLOOK VIDEO:PREVIEW OF DISCOVERY’S LAUNCH COUNTDOWN VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS ARRIVE FOR LAUNCH VIDEO:FULL FLIGHT READINESS REVIEW NEWS BRIEFING VIDEO:RECAP OF THE FLIGHT READINESS REVIEW VIDEO:HELIUM VALVE NO CONSTRAINT TO LAUNCH VIDEO:MANAGERS ASSESS ISSUES BEFORE FLIGHT VIDEO:UPDATE ON PRE-LAUNCH PREPS AT PAD 39A VIDEO:SPACEWALKING SUITS LOADED ABOARD VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH STS-131 PAYLOAD MANAGER VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH BOEING PAYLOAD MANAGER VIDEO:PAYLOADS DELIVERED TO LAUNCH PAD 39A VIDEO:TRANSPORT CANISTER ROTATED VERTICALLY VIDEO:LEONARDO PLACED INTO THE TRANSPORTER VIDEO:STATION’S NEW AMMONIA COOLANT TANK VIDEO:LEONARDO HATCH CLOSED FOR FLIGHT VIDEO:FILLING UP ONE OF THE SUPPLY RACKS VIDEO:CAN THE SHUTTLE PROGRAM AVOID LOOMING RETIREMENT? VIDEO:WHAT ABOUT ADDING ONE MORE SHUTTLE MISSION? VIDEO:FULL BRIEFING BY SHUTTLE AND STATION OFFICIALS VIDEO:THE STS-131 MISSION OVERVIEW PRESENTATIONS VIDEO:PREVIEW BRIEFING ON MISSION’S SPACEWALKS VIDEO:THE ASTRONAUTS’ PRE-FLIGHT NEWS BRIEFING VIDEO:SHUTTLE EVACUATION PRACTICE VIDEO:CREW MODULE HATCH IS CLOSED VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS BOARD DISCOVERY VIDEO:CREW BRIEFED ON EMERGENCY PROCEDURES VIDEO:TEST-DRIVING AN EMERGENCY ARMORED TANK VIDEO:NIGHTTIME APPROACHES IN TRAINING AIRCRAFT VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS CHAT WITH REPORTERS AT PAD 39A VIDEO:CREW ARRIVES FOR PRACTICE COUNTDOWN VIDEO:GANTRY PLACED AROUND DISCOVERY VIDEO:DISCOVERY REACHES PAD 39A VIDEO:OVERNIGHT ROLLOUT BEGINS VIDEO:SHUTTLE HOISTED FOR ATTACHMENT TO TANK VIDEO:CRANE ROTATES THE ORBITER VERTICALLY VIDEO:DISCOVERY MOVES TO ASSEMBLY BUILDING VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS VISIT THEIR SPACECRAFT VIDEO:CREW GOES INSIDE LEONARDO MODULE VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK ATTACHED TO BOOSTERS VIDEO:FUEL TANK LIFTED INTO CHECKOUT CELL VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK ARRIVES AT SPACEPORT VIDEO:DISCOVERY’S NOSE POD ATTACHED VIDEO:INSTALLING DISCOVERY’S MAIN ENGINES VIDEO:KSC’S SHUTTLE MAIN ENGINE SHOP VIDEO:GASEOUS NITROGEN TANK REMOVED STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.STS-133 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Discovery is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-133. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Space shuttle crew comes to town for Monday’s launchSPACEFLIGHT NOWPosted: April 1, 2010With their training in Houston now complete, the seven space shuttle Discovery astronauts flew to the Florida spaceport this morning in preparation for Monday’s predawn blastoff to the International Space Station. See crew arrival Commander Alan Poindexter, pilot Jim Dutton and mission specialists Rick Mastracchio, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson, Naoko Yamazaki and Clay Anderson traveled from Ellington Field to the Kennedy Space Center in a Gulfstream jet, touching down at 6:48 a.m. EDT.”It’s a beautiful morning here at Kennedy Space Center and the crew is very happy to be here as you can see,” Poindexter told reporters after stepping off the plane.In addition to a large group of journalists and photographers at the runway, also greeting the crew were KSC director Bob Cabana and launch director Pete Nickolenko.”We had a short flyby of the pad and saw the good ship Discovery out there and it looks great. And we’re ready to go. Just a short 96 hours from now we should be launching,” Poindexter added. The crew patch for Discovery’s flight deliveringscience and supplies to the space station isavailable in the Spaceflight Now Store. Discovery’s mission to the orbiting station will deliver critical resupply items and new science equipment amounting to thousands of pounds. All activities remain targeted for launch at 6:21 a.m. EDT (1021 GMT) on Monday.”The crew’s ready to go and we’re looking forward to our mission to the International Space Station. It’s a complex 13-day mission, it’s main mission is resupply. We also have three very challenging EVAs,” Poindexter said.”We have seven racks to deliver to the International Space Station, including four research and science racks. We’re looking forward to getting those onboard,” Poindexter said.After making the brief statements to the press and posing for photos, the crew was bussed away to the crew quarters building where they had dinner. Later, the astronauts visited launch pad 39A to perform a final inspection of the mission payloads installed in the orbiter before the cargo bay doors are closed for flight this afternoon.Bedtime will be 12 p.m. EDT, as the crew shifts its wake/sleep cycle for the overnight work hours of the mission. They will be awakened at 8 p.m. EDT tonight for a day devoted to landing practice using the Shuttle Training Aircraft, prepping their flight data files, checking out the spacesuits that will be worn during launch and entry.”It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year now that we’ve been preparing for this mission. It’s just great to be here this week, just four days out from launch,” Dutton said.At launch pad 39A, technicians are running through the routine final steps to ready Discovery for the launch countdown. Clocks are scheduled to start ticking at 3 a.m. EDT Friday for the three-day sequence leading to Monday’s liftoff.”We wanted to thank the dedicated team of professionals down here that’s been working so far for the past several weeks to put the final touches on the vehicle and getting ready to get into the launch countdown early tomorrow morning,” Poindexter said.The weather forecast for launch time is calling for an 80 percent chance of acceptable conditions. The chance of fog or a low-cloud ceiling are the two potential worries.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:PREVIEW OF DISCOVERY’S LAUNCH COUNTDOWN VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS ARRIVE FOR LAUNCH VIDEO:FULL FLIGHT READINESS REVIEW NEWS BRIEFING VIDEO:RECAP OF THE FLIGHT READINESS REVIEW VIDEO:HELIUM VALVE NO CONSTRAINT TO LAUNCH VIDEO:MANAGERS ASSESS ISSUES BEFORE FLIGHT VIDEO:UPDATE ON PRE-LAUNCH PREPS AT PAD 39A VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH STS-131 PAYLOAD MANAGER VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH BOEING PAYLOAD MANAGER VIDEO:PAYLOADS DELIVERED TO LAUNCH PAD 39A VIDEO:TRANSPORT CANISTER ROTATED VERTICALLY VIDEO:LEONARDO PLACED INTO THE TRANSPORTER VIDEO:STATION’S NEW AMMONIA COOLANT TANK VIDEO:LEONARDO HATCH CLOSED FOR FLIGHT VIDEO:CAN THE SHUTTLE PROGRAM AVOID LOOMING RETIREMENT? VIDEO:WHAT ABOUT ADDING ONE MORE SHUTTLE MISSION? VIDEO:FULL BRIEFING BY SHUTTLE AND STATION OFFICIALS VIDEO:THE STS-131 MISSION OVERVIEW PRESENTATIONS VIDEO:PREVIEW BRIEFING ON MISSION’S SPACEWALKS VIDEO:THE ASTRONAUTS’ PRE-FLIGHT NEWS BRIEFING VIDEO:SHUTTLE EVACUATION PRACTICE VIDEO:CREW MODULE HATCH IS CLOSED VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS BOARD DISCOVERY VIDEO:CREW BRIEFED ON EMERGENCY PROCEDURES VIDEO:TEST-DRIVING AN EMERGENCY ARMORED TANK VIDEO:NIGHTTIME APPROACHES IN TRAINING AIRCRAFT VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS CHAT WITH REPORTERS AT PAD 39A VIDEO:CREW ARRIVES FOR PRACTICE COUNTDOWN VIDEO:GANTRY PLACED AROUND DISCOVERY VIDEO:DISCOVERY REACHES PAD 39A VIDEO:OVERNIGHT ROLLOUT BEGINS VIDEO:SHUTTLE HOISTED FOR ATTACHMENT TO TANK VIDEO:CRANE ROTATES THE ORBITER VERTICALLY VIDEO:DISCOVERY MOVES TO ASSEMBLY BUILDING VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS VISIT THEIR SPACECRAFT VIDEO:CREW GOES INSIDE LEONARDO MODULE VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK ATTACHED TO BOOSTERS VIDEO:FUEL TANK LIFTED INTO CHECKOUT CELL VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK ARRIVES AT SPACEPORT Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Project OrionThe Orion crew exploration vehicle is NASA’s first new human spacecraft developed since the space shuttle a quarter-century earlier. The capsule is one of the key elements of returning astronauts to the Moon.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Space shuttle Discovery soars into predawn skyBY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  99. The station has plenty of stockpiled water for extended operations while work to fix the current problems is carried out. Station Flight Director Bob Dempsey described the repairs as “an extensive amount of work.”

  100. On flight day nine, a pressurized mating adapter docking port temporarily stowed on the upward facing port of the forward Harmony module will be moved to Tranquility’s outboard port, the same port used by the cupola for launch. The shuttle crew will enjoy another half day off before preparing for the third and final spacewalk on flight day 10.

  101. “It’s the day I’m really looking forward to,” Dutton said. “The pilot’s big moment of glory is getting to do the fly around of the space station. So we’ll undock, back away around 400 to 450 feet in front of the space station and then begin to fly a maneuver over the top in front of the space station, essentially complete a 360-degree arc around the space station.

  102. Posted: May 14, 2010 The shuttle Atlantis launched at 2:20 p.m. EDT Friday on potentially its final mission after nearly 25 years of service to America’s space program. The shuttle is carrying a Russian module and supplies to the International Space Station.These images were taken from the Kennedy Space Center press site about 3.1 miles from launch pad 39A.Photo credit: Spaceflight Now Click for larger panorama from the press site of Atlantis’ dramatic launch.Credit: Chris Miller/Spaceflight NowPhoto credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowPhoto credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowPhoto credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowPhoto credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowPhoto credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowPhoto credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowPhoto credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowPhoto credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowPhoto credit: Chris Miller/Spaceflight Now | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Atlantis completes flawless visit to the space stationBY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  103. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: April 9, 2010The Discovery astronauts and their space station colleagues face a full “day” of work overnight Friday and early Saturday to transfer supplies and equipment from the Leonardo cargo module to the International Space Station.”Everybody’s going to be doing quite a bit of transfer tomorrow (Saturday),” saidspace station Flight Director Ed Van Cise. “We’re going to continue to work onmoving some of those big experiment racks out of the logistics module. … At theend of the day, we’re also getting ready to go do our second spacewalk (Sunday).”Spacewalkers Rick Mastracchio and Clay Anderson, along with robot arm operatorStephanie Wilson, will participate in interviews early Saturday with CBS Radio andother media clients. An educational event with shuttle flight engineer DottieMetcalf-Lindenburger, a former high school teacher, is planned for 10:36 a.m.,followed by a mission status briefing. All three events will be carried live on NASAtelevision.The Italian-built Leonardo module carried aloft aboard Discovery was attached to theforward Harmony module’s Earth-facing port early Wednesday. The module was loadedwith more than 17,000 pounds of supplies, science equipment and other hardwareneeded aboard the space station.Five of seven science and equipment racks were moved into the space stationovernight Thursday and Friday. Early Saturday, the astronauts plan to move anotherexperiment rack into the station – Express Rack 7 – and a darkroom-like enclosurethat will fit around the Destiny lab module’s porthole to improve Earth-observationphotography and research.”We are, overall, about 18 percent done with our transfer, yesterday being our firstreally big transfer day,” Van Cise said earlier Friday. “We are about 68 percentdone with transferring everything out of the (shuttle’s) middeck and getting thingsback, ready for return, things that are going to come home in the middeck. We’re notquite as far along in the pressurized logistics module yet. … So technically,we’re about 5 percent done (with MPLM transfers).”Yesterday, we spent a lot of time moving a few of the very large items. Wetransferred?five different racks out of the logistics module into the space station.So 5 percent may seem like a small number percentage wise, but we transferred abunch of big items.”With their crewmates focusing on transfer work, Anderson and Mastracchio, meanwhile,will prepare tools and equipment for use during a second planned spacewalk earlySunday to install a new ammonia coolant tank in the space station’s main powertruss. The 1,700-pound tank was moved from Discovery’s cargo bay to a temporarystorage point on the station during their first spacewalk early Friday. During athird spacewalk Tuesday, a depleted ammonia tank will be moved to Discovery forreturn to Earth.NASA’s Mission Management Team decided Friday to extend Discovery’s mission by oneday to give the crew more time to carry out a final heat shield inspection whiledocked to the space station. Landing is now targeted for 8:54 a.m. EDT Monday, April19. An updated flight plan will be posted as soon as the information becomesavailable.Here is an updated timeline of today’s activity (in EDT and mission elapsed time;includes revision D of the NASA television schedule; best viewed with fixed-widthfont):EDT……..DD…HH…MM…EVENT04/0909:21 PM…04…15…00…Crew wakeup10:46 PM…04…16…25…ISS daily planning conference 04/1012:21 AM…04…18…00…MPLM cargo module transfers resume12:26 AM…04…18…05…Window Observation Research Facility transfer01:56 AM…04…19…35…Zero-G storage rack transfer02:21 AM…04…20…00…Zero-G storage rack deploy02:51 AM…04…20…30…Express Rack 7 transfer03:51 AM…04…21…30…Crew meals begin04:16 AM…04…21…55…EVA-2: SSRMS maneuver04:51 AM…04…22…30…ISP install05:56 AM…04…23…35…Media interviews06:16 AM…04…23…55…EVA-2: Tools configured06:51 AM…05…30…00…ISP install07:21 AM…05…01…00…MPLM pivot install07:36 AM…05…01…15…EVA-2: Equipment lock preps09:16 AM…05…02…55…EVA-2: Procedures review10:36 AM…05…04…15…PAO educational event11:00 AM…05…04…39…Mission status briefing on NTV11:11 AM…05…04…50…ISS evening planning conference11:46 AM…05…05…25…EVA-2: Mask pre-breathe/nitrogen purge12:31 PM…05…06…10…EVA-2: Airlock depress to 10.2 psi12:51 PM…05…06…30…ISS crew sleep begins01:21 PM…05…07…00…STS crew sleep begins02:00 PM…05…07…39…Daily highlights reel on NTV06:30 PM…05…12…09…Flight director’s update on NTV09:21 PM…05…15…00…Crew wakeupAdditional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:MISSION EXTENSION NEWS FROM FLIGHT DIRECTOR VIDEO:FRIDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:RATE GYRO ASSEMBLY REMOVED FROM STATION VIDEO:NEW AMMONIA TANK STOWED IN TEMPORARY SPOT VIDEO:ANCHORING FIXTURE ATTACHED TO AMMONIA TANK VIDEO:EXPERIMENT RETRIEVED FROM JAPAN’S SCIENCE DECK VIDEO:STATION’S ROBOTIC ARM LIFTS TANK FROM SHUTTLE VIDEO:NEW AMMONIA COOLANT TANK UNBOLTED FROM CARRIER VIDEO:SPACEWALKER PREPS AMMONIA TANK IN SHUTTLE BAY VIDEO:THE START OF MISSION’S FIRST SPACEWALK VIDEO:STEP-BY-STEP WALKTHROUGH OF EVA NO. 1 VIDEO:PREVIEW OF FLIGHT DAY 5 ACTIVITIES VIDEO:THURSDAY EVENING’S FLIGHT DIRECTOR INTERVIEW VIDEO:THURSDAY AFTERNOON’S MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:RADIO AND TV INTERVIEWS WITH CREW VIDEO:THURSDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:LEONARDO MODULE ATTACHED TO SPACE STATION VIDEO:STATION’S ARM GRAPPLES THE LEONARDO MODULE VIDEO:NARRATED PREVIEW OF LEONARDO’S INSTALLATION VIDEO:WEDNESDAY EVENING’S FLIGHT DIRECTOR INTERVIEW VIDEO:WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON’S MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:WEDNESDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SHUTTLE CREW WELCOMED ABOARD THE STATION VIDEO:POST-DOCKING OF THE SHUTTLE BAY AND TAIL VIDEO:DISCOVERY DOCKS TO THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:SHUTTLE PERFORMS 360-DEGREE BACKFLIP VIDEO:PREVIEW OF RENDEZVOUS AND DOCKING ACTIVITIES VIDEO:OBJECT LOST FROM SHUTTLE TAIL DURING LAUNCH VIDEO:TUESDAY AFTERNOON’S MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE VIDEO:THE FULL STS-131 LAUNCH EXPERIENCE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:TUESDAY MORNING’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:PREVIEW OF FLIGHT DAY 2 ACTIVITIES VIDEO:NARRATED TOUR OF DISCOVERY’S PAYLOAD BAY VIDEO:DESCRIPTION OF KU-BAND ANTENNA PROBLEM VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:SHUTTLE DISCOVERY BLASTS OFF! 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VIDEO:WHAT ABOUT ADDING ONE MORE SHUTTLE MISSION? VIDEO:FULL BRIEFING BY SHUTTLE AND STATION OFFICIALS VIDEO:THE STS-131 MISSION OVERVIEW PRESENTATIONS VIDEO:PREVIEW BRIEFING ON MISSION’S SPACEWALKS VIDEO:THE ASTRONAUTS’ PRE-FLIGHT NEWS BRIEFING VIDEO:SHUTTLE EVACUATION PRACTICE VIDEO:CREW MODULE HATCH IS CLOSED VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS BOARD DISCOVERY VIDEO:CREW BRIEFED ON EMERGENCY PROCEDURES VIDEO:TEST-DRIVING AN EMERGENCY ARMORED TANK VIDEO:NIGHTTIME APPROACHES IN TRAINING AIRCRAFT VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS CHAT WITH REPORTERS AT PAD 39A VIDEO:CREW ARRIVES FOR PRACTICE COUNTDOWN VIDEO:GANTRY PLACED AROUND DISCOVERY VIDEO:DISCOVERY REACHES PAD 39A VIDEO:OVERNIGHT ROLLOUT BEGINS VIDEO:SHUTTLE HOISTED FOR ATTACHMENT TO TANK VIDEO:CRANE ROTATES THE ORBITER VERTICALLY VIDEO:DISCOVERY MOVES TO ASSEMBLY BUILDING VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS VISIT THEIR SPACECRAFT VIDEO:CREW GOES INSIDE LEONARDO MODULE VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK ATTACHED TO BOOSTERS VIDEO:FUEL TANK LIFTED INTO CHECKOUT CELL VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK ARRIVES AT SPACEPORT VIDEO:DISCOVERY’S NOSE POD ATTACHED VIDEO:INSTALLING DISCOVERY’S MAIN ENGINES VIDEO:KSC’S SHUTTLE MAIN ENGINE SHOP VIDEO:GASEOUS NITROGEN TANK REMOVED John Glenn Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The historic first orbital flight by an American is marked by this commemorative patch for John Glenn and Friendship 7.Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is available in our store. Get this piece of history!Celebrate the shuttle programFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This special commemorative patch marks the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Cold weather may push Discovery launch into April SPACEFLIGHT NOWPosted: February 15, 2010 The shuttle Discovery will spend another week inside its processing hangar at Kennedy Space Center due to cold temperatures in Florida, likely forcing a launch delay until early April. Discovery’s crew visits the shuttle hangar in January. Credit: NASA-KSCDiscovery’s rollover to the Vehicle Assembly Building to meet a waiting external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters is now scheduled for no earlier than Feb. 22, a NASA spokesperson said.The shuttle was originally scheduled to move to the cavernous integration building Feb. 11, but a spell of cold weather in Florida held up those plans. According to NASA, temperatures can’t dip below 45 degrees Fahrenheit for more than four hours between the time Discovery leaves the hangar and when it it attached to its orange bullet-shaped fuel tank.The cold conditions could damage Discovery’s maneuvering thrusters because the shuttle will not be hooked up to heating purges as it is lifted by massive cranes inside the VAB.If Discovery leaves its Orbiter Processing Facility bay Feb. 22, the shuttle is slated to make the 3.5-mile trip to launch pad 39A on the morning of March 2, according to a NASA spokesperson.The rollover delays threaten to push Discovery’s launch to the International Space Station until after the next long-duration crew arrives at the outpost.The next group of residents — two Russians and one American — are scheduled for launch on a Soyuz rocket early April 2. The crew will reach the orbiting lab complex two days later.NASA does not want a space shuttle present at the station when other spacecraft dock to the outpost.Discovery’s liftoff is still officially set for March 18, putting the shuttle’s departure from the station on March 29. Discovery would have to leave the complex by around April 3 to clear the way for the docking of the three-person Soyuz capsule.If Discovery’s launch slipped five or six days, NASA would likely opt to reschedule the mission until early April, after the Soyuz docking.The first launch attempt could be April 4 at about 6:45 a.m. EDT (1045 GMT).Discovery’s STS-131 mission will haul a resupply module full of science gear for the space station. Led by commander Alan Poindexter, the seven-person crew will also conduct three spacewalks to replace parts outside the complex.Joining Poindexter aboard Discovery will be pilot James Dutton and mission specialists Clayton Anderson, Rick Mastracchio, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson and rookie Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki.John Glenn Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The historic first orbital flight by an American is marked by this commemorative patch for John Glenn and Friendship 7.Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is available in our store. Get this piece of history!Celebrate the shuttle programFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This special commemorative patch marks the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Countdown clocks begin ticking for Discovery launchBY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  104. During their second “day” in space, the astronauts will use a 50-foot-long boom attached to the end of the shuttle’s robot arm to inspect the ship’s reinforced carbon carbon nose cap and wing leading edge panels, which experience the most extreme heating during re-entry.

  105. The ammonia tank was installed in coolant loop A over the course of three spacewalks, but commands to open an electrically driven valve to repressurize the system with nitrogen were unsuccessful.

  106. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: November 16, 2009 The space shuttle Atlantis roared to life and raced into orbit Monday on acritical mission to deliver 15 tons of equipment and spare parts to theInternational Space Station, gear needed to protect against failures afterthe shuttle fleet is retired next year. Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowThe shuttle’s three hydrogen-fueled main engines fired up at120-millisecond intervals and six seconds later, after computers verifiedthe powerplants were operating normally, Atlantis’ twin solid-fuelboosters ignited with a flash at 2:28:10 p.m. EST, instantly pushing theorbiter skyward.As commander Charles Hobaugh and pilot Barry “Butch” Wilmore monitored thecomputer-controlled ascent, Atlantis wheeled about its vertical axis andarced away to the notheast, into the plane of the space station’s orbit inthe first step of a complex two-day rendezvous.The shuttle’s boosters operated normally, separating from Atlantis’external fuel tank as planned two minutes and four seconds after liftoff,and the spaceplane continued toward its planned preliminary orbit on thepower of its three main engines.A television camera mounted on the side of Atlantis’ external tankprovided spectacular views as the shuttle thundered toward space, showingthe Florida coastline and scattered clouds dropping away below as the shipaccelerated toward space.The camera was in place to monitor the external tank’s foam insulation andto look for any signs of debris impacts that might damage fragile heatshield tiles. Nothing obvious could be seen.Eight-and-a-half minutes after liftoff, the main engines shut down asplanned, Atlantis separated from the now-empty external tank and the crewbegan preparing the ship for orbital operations.”We really appreciate all the effort that’s gone into making this launchattempt possible,” Hobaugh said during a final hold in the countdown.”We’re excited to take this incredible vehicle for a ride and meet up withanother incredible vehicle, the International Space Station.”Joining Hobaugh and Wilmore for the 129th shuttle mission are LelandMelvin, a materials science expert and one-tiome pro football draft pick,and spacewalkers Michael Foreman, Randolph Bresnik and Robert Satcher, anorthopedic surgeon with a doctorate in chemical engineering.Hobaugh, Foreman and Melvin are shuttle veterans while Satcher, Wilmoreand Bresnik are making their first shuttle flight. In a bit of bad timing,Bresnik’s wife is scheduled to deliver the couple’s second child, a girl,on Nov. 20, while the crew is still in space.Over the next two days, the astronauts will inspect the shuttle’s heatshield, check out the spacesuits that will be used during three stationexcursions and prepared Atlantis for docking with the lab complex aroundnoon Wednesday.The primary goals of Atlantis’ flight are to bring space station flightengineer Nicole Stott back to Earth after three months in space and todeliver nearly 30,000 pounds of spare parts and equipment that would bedifficult or impossible to get to the outpost after the shuttle is retirednext year.”In terms of being the flight that brings up all the spares for station,this is really full,” said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s director of spaceoperations. “This flight, and a couple of the other shuttle flights thatcome later, really set us up very well for kind of the end of the shuttleservicing era.”Awaiting a decision by the Obama administration on what sort of spacecraftwill replace the shuttle and whether the moon or some other target will beNASA’s next objective, the agency is pressing ahead with the Bushadministration’s directive to complete the space station and end shuttleflights by the end of 2010.The International Space Station currently is only funded through 2015, butthere appears to be widespread political support to extend operationsthrough 2020. That would mean operating the lab complex for 10 yearswithout the shuttle and its cavernous cargo bay to deliver large sparesand other components.With just six missions left on NASA’s shuttle manifest between now and theend of fiscal 2010, Atlantis’ mission is one of two devoted primarily todelivering critical spare parts and equipment – orbital replacement units,or ORUs – that are too large to be delivered by European, Russian orJapanese cargo ships.”We’re looking for the long-term outfitting of station,” said Hobaugh.”Our flight is one of the first flights that externally will provide a lotof those spare parts and long-lead type replacement items that arerequired to keep it healthy and running for quite some time.”Mounted on pallets in Atlantis’ payload bay are two spare control momentgyroscopes, used to control the station’s orientation in space; a highpressure oxygen tank for the station’s airlock; and a spare pump module,nitrogen tank and an ammonia reservoir for the lab’s cooling system.The pallets also carry a replacement robot arm latching end effector, ormechanical hand; a spare power cable spool used by the arm’s mobiletransporter; a solar array battery charge-discharge unit; and a deviceused to prevent potentially dangerous electrical arcs between the stationand the electrically charged extreme upper atmosphere.A box housing spare circuit breakers that can be installed by thestation’s robot arm and a Canadian robot known as DEXTRE is mounted on oneof the pallets and a materials exposure experiment carried aloft in theshuttle’s cargo bay will be mounted on ELC-2 during the crew’s finalspacewalk.Atlantis also is carrying a spare S-band antenna assembly, along withsupplies for the lab’s six-member crew, gear for an amateur radioexperiment and a system that can be used to track ships at sea.The two cargo pallets will be mounted on the left and right sides of thestation’s main solar power truss and plugged into the lab’s electricalgrid to power heaters and provide telemetry. The new oxygen tank will beattached to the station’s airlock during a spacewalk. The rest of thehardware will simply sit, waiting for the day it might be needed.”It is establishing critical spares on board the International SpaceStation,” said lead shuttle Flight Director Mike Sarafin. “We’re going towarehouse parts that only the shuttle can deliver in large volume to theInternational Space Station for the pending retirement of the spaceshuttle, roughly a year from now.”We’re going to deliver two large external logistics carriers full ofspares and position those outside the International Space Station so thatwhen and if some of the hardware that’s required to sustain the powerproduction and thermal environment on board the space station eventuallyfails, we’ve got that hardware there and available and we don’t needanother vehicle to bring it to the space station.”After the shuttle is retired, supplies and equipment will be delivered tothe International Space Station by unmanned Russian Progress spacecraft,the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle, or ATV, Japan’snew HTV cargo carrier and commercial providers now in the process ofdesigning future vehicles.On Nov. 12, a new Russian docking module called Poisk automatically lockeditself to an upward facing port on the Zvezda command module, providing afourth docking port for the Russian segment of the station – a necessityfor long-term support of up to six full-time crew members.But none of the unmanned cargo ships is capable of delivering the verylarge components routinely carried by the space shuttle that are too bigto pass through the station’s hatches. Most of the spares being launchedaboard Atlantis have no other way of getting to the station.The shuttle also provides a way to bring failed components back to Earthfor repairs or refurbishment. Atlantis, for example, will bring downcomponents in the space station’s urine recycling system that haveencountered problems in recent weeks.The station crew has enough fresh water and stowage to get along with nomajor problems until refurbished hardware can be launched on an upcomingshuttle flight. But the issue illustrates the sort of capability that willbe lost when the shuttle is retired.”This is why these (spare components) need to fly now on the shuttle,”said station Flight Director Brian Smith. “There’s no other way to getthese ORUs … to the ISS. And these are all critical spares. You can tellby what their function is we have to have these pre-positioned becausethey all serve vital roles on the space station.”Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:LIFTOFF OF SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS! VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS LEAVE CREW QUARTERS VIDEO:CREW FINISHES GETTING SUITED UP VIDEO:NARRATED REVIEW OF SHUTTLE’S PREPARATIONS VIDEO:NARRATED REVIEW OF PAYLOADS’ PREPARATIONS VIDEO:STUNNING SUNSET ROLLBACK OF PAD GANTRY VIDEO:A LOOK AT SPACE STATION SCIENCE RESEARCH Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Project OrionThe Orion crew exploration vehicle is NASA’s first new human spacecraft developed since the space shuttle a quarter-century earlier. The capsule is one of the key elements of returning astronauts to the Moon.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.STS-129 Countdown Timeline COMPILED BY WILLIAM HARWOODUpdated: September 21, 2009 Changes and additions:- Sept. 21: Posting initial releaseEditor’s Note: The launch window is roughly 10 minutes long. To maximize ascent performance, NASA targets the middle of the window. A final hold in the countdown at the T-minus nine-minute mark will be extended as required to hit the desired launch time.The following countdown only covers the day of launch. A detailed countdown will be posted here as soon as it is available.EST………..EVENTThu 11/12/0912:05 AM……Pad clear of non-essential personnel12:05 AM……APU bite test12:55 AM……Fuel cell activation01:45 AM……Booster joint heater activation02:15 AM……MEC pre-flight bite test02:30 AM……Tanking weather update03:15 AM……Final fueling preps; launch area clear03:45 AM……Red crew assembled04:30 AM……Fuel cell integrity checks complete04:45 AM……Begin 2-hour built-in hold (T-minus 6 hours)04:55 AM……Safe-and-arm PIC test05:45 AM……External tank ready for loading06:08 AM……Mission management team tanking meeting06:45 AM……Resume countdown (T-minus 6 hours)06:45 AM……LO2, LH2 transfer line chilldown06:55 AM……Main propulsion system chill down06:55 AM……LH2 slow fill07:25 AM……LO2 slow fill07:30 AM……Hydrogen ECO sensors go wet07:35 AM……LO2 fast fill07:38 AM……Crew medical checks07:45 AM……LH2 fast fill09:40 AM……LH2 topping09:45 AM……LH2 replenish09:45 AM……LO2 replenish09:45 AM……Begin 2-hour 30-minute built-in hold (T-minus 3 hours)09:45 AM……Closeout crew to white room09:45 AM……External tank in stable replenish mode10:00 AM……Astronaut support personnel comm checks10:30 AM……Pre-ingress switch reconfig11:00 AM……NASA TV coverage begins11:45 AM……Final crew weather briefing11:50 AM……Crew suit up begins12:15 PM……Resume countdown (T-minus 3 hours)12:20 PM……Crew departs O&C building12:50 PM……Crew ingress01:40 PM……Astronaut comm checks02:05 PM……Hatch closure02:35 PM……White room closeout02:55 PM……Begin 10-minute built-in hold (T-minus 20m)03:05 PM……NASA test director countdown briefing03:05 PM……Resume countdown (T-minus 20m)03:06 PM……Backup flight computer to OPS 103:10 PM……KSC area clear to launch03:16 PM……Begin final built-in hold (T-minus 9m)03:46:25 PM…NTD launch status verification04:01:25 PM…Resume countdown (T-minus 9m)04:05:25 PM…Orbiter access arm retraction04:05:25 PM…Launch window opens04:05:25 PM…Hydraulic power system (APU) start04:05:30 PM…Terminate LO2 replenish04:06:25 PM…Purge sequence 4 hydraulic test04:06:25 PM…IMUs to inertial04:06:30 PM…Aerosurface profile04:06:55 PM…Main engine steering test04:07:30 PM…LO2 tank pressurization04:07:50 PM…Fuel cells to internal reactants04:07:55 PM…Clear caution-and-warning memory04:08:25 PM…Crew closes visors04:08:28 PM…LH2 tank pressurization04:09:35 PM…SRB joint heater deactivation04:09:54 PM…Shuttle GPCs take control of countdown04:10:04 PM…SRB steering test04:10:18 PM…Main engine start (T-6.6 seconds)04:10:25 PM…SRB ignition (LAUNCH) | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Crews work inside station; Bresnik awaits birth news BY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  107. “This is going to be something,” Sellers said. “Because up to now, the operators of the arm have never seen it, they’ve only watched it all on their TV screens. This is going to be kind of a first in that I’ll be able to look out the window and see what I’m doing directly. Not all the time, but some of the time.

  108. Thanks for the lovely Journaling cards!