Mon, Mar 24, 2008
STS-123 MCC Status Report #26
After two busy weeks in space,
the crew of space shuttle Endeavour got some downtime
Sunday before bidding farewell to the International Space
The crews’ morning off started at 11:28 a.m., when their
wake up call came in the form of the Newsboys song, “I am
Free.” The song was played for Mission Specialist Mike
Foreman and performed by the Praise Team at his church.
After a morning of free time and calls home, the crew came
back together for its midday meal and then spent the afternoon
checking out tools for Monday’s undocking and transferring
spacewalk equipment back to the shuttle.
At 10:18 p.m., they were scheduled to pause in these activities
and come together again, this time for the traditional joint crew
news conference. Both the shuttle and station crews will take
questions from American and Japanese reporters, as well as from
Radio France. Afterward, they’ll document their stay at the
station with an official crew photograph.
Before going to bed for the night, Mission Specialist Takao Doi
will be activating the Rigidizable Inflatable Get-Away-Special
Experiment, or RIGEX. The experiment will take place in the
shuttle’s cargo bay while the crew sleeps. It’s
designed to test and collect data on inflated and rigid structures
in space by heating and cooling inflatable tubes to form
structurally stiff tubes.
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