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Crews Wrap Up Nearly Eight Days of Joint Operations

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Mar 7, 2011 7:22 am via: NASA
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Discovery astronauts wound up a successful and productive seven days, 23 hours and 55 minutes of joint activities with the International Space Station crew at 4:11 p.m. EST when hatches between the two vehicles were closed.

In a brief farewell ceremony, Discovery Commander Steve Lindsey talked about the mission’s accomplishments and thanked the station crew members for their hospitality.

“We had a great time onboard with you,” replied station Commander Scott Kelly. “We’ll miss you, but most of all we’ll miss Discovery. We wish her fair winds and following seas,” he said of the orbiter flying its 39th and final mission.

During their stay Discovery crew members delivered and helped install the Permanent Multipurpose Module Leonardo with its 6,500 pounds of cargo for the station, the Express Logistics Rack 4 now installed on the station’s exterior, and delivered an additional 2,000 pounds of cargo on the middeck. During two spacewalks they completed a number of maintenance and installation tasks.

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