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Crews Enjoy Day Off

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:21 am via: source
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(NASA) – 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.

Endeavour Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Chris Cassidy, Julie Payette, Tom Marshburn and Dave Wolf took some time out of their time off, however, to answer reporters’ questions from WISH-TV in Indianapolis, CBS News and WREG-TV in Memphis, Tenn. Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineers Mike Barratt, Tim Kopra, Roman Romanenko, Bob Thirsk and Frank De Winne have a standard weekend schedule that includes exercise, routine station housekeeping and time off.

The 13-member combined crew of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will downlink a “crew choice” presentation at 5:03 p.m. EDT titled “The Partnership of the International Space Station.” NASA Television will air it live.

(From back left to bottom right) STS-127 astronauts Chris Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Doug Hurley, Dave Wolf, Mark Polansky and Julie Payette answer questions during an interview with members of the media. Photo credit: NASA TV

(From back left to bottom right) STS-127 astronauts Chris Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Doug Hurley, Dave Wolf, Mark Polansky and Julie Payette answer questions during an interview with members of the media. Photo credit: NASA TV

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tarawof
It's good to see that it is not all work and no play. Our country needs to build new shuttles so we won't have to rely on other countries to get us up there in the near future. We are proud of all you do.
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