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Flight Day 2: Endeavour Undergoes Heat Shield Inspection

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Aug 9, 2007 2:07 pm
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(NASA) Hobaugh, Caldwell and Mastracchio will use the shuttle’s robotic arm to unberth the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) to take an extensive and detailed look at the orbiter’s thermal protection system. Williams and Morgan join Mastracchio for the latter part of the survey. The grapple and unberth of the OBSS is scheduled for about 11:20 a.m. After the survey, it is to be reberthed at about 5:30 p.m.

The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour was awakened for its first full day in orbit at 8:37 a.m. EDT by the song “Where My Heart Will Take Me,” performed by Russell Watson. It was played for Mission Specialist Rick Mastracchio.

In preparation for Endeavour’s rendezvous and docking with the space station, crew members will install a centerline camera. It will help Kelly pilot the orbiter during its approach to the station docking port. Crew members also will check out rendezvous tools and extend the Orbiter Docking System ring. Endeavour is scheduled to dock at 12:53 p.m. Friday.

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