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Atlantis Crew Preparing for Voyage Home

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Tue May 25, 2010 7:58 am via: NASA
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Today the space shuttle crew prepares for its return to Earth. Landing opportunities for Atlantis’ planned final mission start on Wednesday.

Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialist Mike Good will perform a test of the flight control system and a “hot fire” of the reaction control system in preparation for landing opportunities.

NASA astronaut Piers Sellers, STS-132 mission specialist, works with Group Activation Packs on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis. Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Piers Sellers, STS-132 mission specialist, works with Group Activation Packs on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis. Credit: NASA

Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman, Steve Bowen and Piers Sellers will work on final packing and stowage activities in the morning and be joined by their crewmates to continue that work throughout the day. Each of the crew members also has exercise planned and they will all participate in a briefing to review the deorbit plans.

The entire Atlantis crew will gather in the shuttle flight deck to talk with representatives from the Colbert Report, ABC Radio Network and WEWS-TV of Cleveland. That event will air on NASA TV at 8:10 a.m. EDT.

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