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Cargo Transfers for Crews Today

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Sat May 22, 2010 8:07 am via: NASA
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Space shuttle Atlantis’ crew will begin the day by moving the cargo carrier, temporarily stowed Friday on the International Space Station’s mobile base system, into the shuttle’s payload bay, answer questions submitted by 12 NASA Explorer Schools and then wrap up the final transfer of items between vehicles.

At 3:35 a.m. Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman and Piers Sellers will use the station’s robotic arm to move the cargo carrier, loaded with six 375-pound used batteries, into Atlantis’ payload bay for the return trip home.

The aft section of space shuttle Atlantis is featured in this image photographed by an STS-132 crew member while docked with the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

The aft section of space shuttle Atlantis is featured in this image photographed by an STS-132 crew member while docked with the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

At 7:40 a.m. the shuttle crew will answer questions submitted by video from elementary and middle school students from 12 NASA Explorer Schools. The NASA Explorer Schools project establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and schools in diverse communities to increase awareness of science, technology and mathematics education.

The shuttle crew also will have a few well-deserved hours of off duty time before sleep at 4:50 p.m.

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