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Old 02-07-2008, 02:26 PM   #76
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Final Docking procedures in place for Progress to ISS docking today watch opn NASA tv Live!
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:43 PM   #77
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:37 PM   #78
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Expedition 16 Awaits Arrival of New Lab, Crew Member


Image Above: Flight Engineer Dan Tani (left) and Commander Peggy Whitson watch a live uplink of the launch of space shuttle Atlantis. Image credit: NASA TV

With the successful launch of space shuttle Atlantis, the stage is set for changes at the International Space Station and for its crew.

Atlantis lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla.’s Launch Pad 39A at 2:45 p.m. EST Thursday to begin a two-day chase of the station. The STS-122 mission will deliver the newest research module to the orbiting complex, the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory. Also traveling with STS-122 is a new Expedition 16 crew member, European Space Agency astronaut Leopold Eyharts, who will replace Flight Engineer Daniel Tani.

Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and Tani will make final preparations for STS-122’s arrival. Docking is scheduled for 12:25 p.m. Saturday.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:34 PM   #79
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Expedition 16 Welcomes Atlantis Crew


Image Above: Space shuttle Atlantis docks with the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TV

The Expedition 16 crew welcomed the STS-122 astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time after the hatches between the station and space shuttle Atlantis opened at 1:40 p.m. EST Saturday.

Atlantis docked with the station at 12:17 p.m., bringing with it the newest station research module – the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory. Also traveling with STS-122 is a new Expedition 16 crew member, European Space Agency astronaut Leopold Eyharts, who replaced Flight Engineer Daniel Tani.

The crews will prepare for the first of three scheduled STS-122 spacewalks and the scheduled installation of the Columbus laboratory.

For the latest news and information on the STS-122 mission, visit the main shuttle page.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:37 PM   #80
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:24 PM   #81
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First STS-122 Spacewalk Has Begun

Image Above: Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Stan Love work with the Columbus laboratory during the first spacewalk of the STS-122 mission. Image credit: NASA TV

The first of three scheduled STS-122 spacewalks is under way. The spacewalkers are preparing European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory for installation on the International Space Station.

The Expedition 16 crew welcomed the space shuttle Atlantis crew to the space station for the first time after the hatches between the station and space shuttle Atlantis opened at 1:40 p.m. EST Saturday.

Atlantis docked with the station at 12:17 p.m., bringing with it the newest station research module – the Columbus laboratory. Also traveling with STS-122 is a new Expedition 16 crew member, European Space Agency astronaut Leopold Eyharts, who replaced Flight Engineer Daniel Tani.

For the latest news and information on the STS-122 mission, visit the main shuttle page.
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Image Above: Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Stan Love work with the Columbus laboratory during the first spacewalk of the STS-122 mission. Image credit: NASA TV

The International Space Station grew Monday when STS-122 and Expedition 16 crew members used the station’s robotic arm to attach the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Columbus laboratory to the Harmony module. Robot arm operators completed the installation at 4:44 p.m. EST.

At 5:11 p.m., STS-122 Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Stanley Love completed a 7-hour, 58-minute spacewalk, during which they installed the Power Data Grapple Fixture on Columbus in preparation for the module’s connection to the station.

Walheim and Mission Specialist Hans Schlegel will continue preparing Columbus for its work during STS-122’s second spacewalk, slated to take place Wednesday at 9:35 a.m.

For the latest news and information on the STS-122 mission, visit the main shuttle page.
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Image above: European astronaut and station flight engineer Leopold Eyharts photographs the inside of the new Columbus laboratory. In the foreground is European astronaut and mission specialist Hans Schlegel. Photo credit: NASA TV

European astronaut and station flight engineer Leopold Eyharts got a look inside the new Columbus laboratory around 9 a.m. EST. Official ingress is scheduled to occur at 2:55 p.m after preliminary outfitting of the new lab.

Supplies and equipment will be transferred into the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory. Three of the laboratory module’s five payload racks also are scheduled for relocation today. Expedition 16 crew members Leopold Eyharts and Peggy Whitson will be the first to enter Columbus.

Later in the day, STS-122 Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Hans Schlegel will camp out in the station’s Quest Airlock in preparation for Wednesday’s spacewalk, scheduled for 9:35 a.m. EST.

On Monday, astronauts used the station’s robotic arm to connect Columbus to the orbital outpost and Walheim and Mission Specialist Stanley Love conducted the first of three scheduled STS-122 spacewalks. Among other tasks, the spacewalkers prepared the new module for its installation.
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Image above: Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson (left), Flight Engineer Leopold Eyharts (center) and Mission Specialist Dan Tani work inside the new Columbus laboratory. Photo credit: NASA TV

Station flight engineer Leopold Eyharts and Mission Specialist Hans Schlegel, both European Space Agency astronauts, opened the hatches to the new Columbus laboratory at 9:08 a.m. EST.

Just prior to hatch opening, Eyharts remarked, "This is a great moment and Hans and I are very proud to be here and to ingress for the first time the Columbus module."

Because the crew members decided to press ahead on outfitting tasks for Columbus, the official ingress planned for 2:55 p.m. did not occur.

The STS-122 and International Space Station crews continue to work to set up and activate the laboratory – the newest component of the station – which was attached to the station Monday.

At 4:35 p.m., STS-122 crew members will conduct live media interviews on NASA TV.

Later in the day, STS-122 Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Hans Schlegel will camp out in the station’s Quest Airlock in preparation for Wednesday’s spacewalk, scheduled for 9:35 a.m. EST.

On Monday, astronauts used the station’s robotic arm to connect Columbus to the orbital outpost and Walheim and Mission Specialist Stanley Love conducted the first of three scheduled STS-122 spacewalks. Among other tasks, the spacewalkers prepared the new module for its installation.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:31 PM   #85
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Station Gets New Scientific Capabilities


Image above: The European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory (bottom right) is attached to the International Space Station's Harmony Node. Photo credit: NASA TV

The International Space Station grew Monday when STS-122 and Expedition 16 crew members used the station’s robotic arm to attach the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Columbus laboratory to the Harmony module. Robot arm operators completed the installation Monday at 4:44 p.m. EST.

At 5:11 p.m., STS-122 Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Stanley Love completed a 7-hour, 58-minute spacewalk, during which they installed the Power Data Grapple Fixture on Columbus in preparation for the module’s connection to the station.

Walheim and Mission Specialist Hans Schlegel will continue preparing Columbus for its work during STS-122’s second spacewalk, slated to take place Wednesday at 9:35 a.m.
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Station Nitrogen Tank Replaced


Image above: Astronaut Rex Walheim participates in the second spacewalk of the STS-122 mission. Photo credit: NASA TV

STS-122 Astronauts Rex Walheim and Hans Schlegel completed the removal of an expended Nitrogen Tank Assembly (NTA) and the installation of a new one on the International Space Station’s P1 truss during the second spacewalk of the mission Wednesday. The tank is part of the orbital outpost’s cooling system.

The station grew Monday when STS-122 and Expedition 16 crew members used the station’s robotic arm to attach the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Columbus laboratory to the Harmony module. Robot arm operators completed the installation Monday at 4:44 p.m. EST.

For the latest news and information on the STS-122 mission, visit the main shuttle page.
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Spacewalkers to Install Columbus Experiments


Image above: Expedition 16 and STS-122 crew members review spacewalk procedures during a meeting aboard the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA TV

STS-122 Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Stanley Love are slated to exit the International Space Station’s Quest airlock and begin the third spacewalk of the mission at 8:40 a.m. EST Friday.

During the spacewalk, Walheim and Love will install two payloads on Columbus’ exterior: SOLAR, an observatory to monitor the sun; and the European Technology Exposure Facility that will carry nine experiments requiring exposure to the space environment.

The STS-122 and Expedition 16 crews also will spend time outfitting racks and systems inside the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory, preparing the module for the scientific work ahead of it.

For the latest news and information on the STS-122 mission, visit the main shuttle page.
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Spacewalkers to Install Columbus Experiments


Image above: A spacewalker attached to the station's robotic arm works outside the Columbus module on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA TV

STS-122 Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Stanley Love exited the International Space Station’s Quest airlock and began the third spacewalk of the mission at 8:07 a.m. EST Friday.

During the spacewalk, Walheim and Love are installing two payloads on Columbus’ exterior: SOLAR, an observatory to monitor the sun; and the European Technology Exposure Facility that will carry nine experiments requiring exposure to the space environment.

The STS-122 and Expedition 16 crews also are spending time outfitting racks and systems inside the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory, preparing the module for the scientific work ahead of it.

For the latest news and information on the STS-122 mission, visit the main shuttle page.
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Station Gets Reboost


Image above: A spacewalker attached to the station's robotic arm works outside the Columbus module on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA TV

The STS-122 and Expedition 16 crews are busy today transferring supplies and equipment into the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory.

This morning, the International Space Station got a reboost, a routine procedure to adjust its orbit. The purpose of the reboost was to place the orbital outpost in better position to receive future visitors, including the Expedition 17 crew, who are slated to arrive in April.

For the latest news and information on the STS-122 mission, visit the main shuttle page.
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Crews Continue Outfitting Columbus


Image above: View of the International Space Station from the space shuttle Atlantis. Photo credit: NASA

The STS-122 and Expedition 16 crews spent time Saturday transferring supplies and equipment into the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory.

Saturday morning, the International Space Station got a reboost, a routine procedure to adjust its orbit. The purpose of the reboost was to place the orbital outpost in better position to receive future visitors, including the Expedition 17 crew, who are slated to arrive in April.

For the latest news and information on the STS-122 mission, visit the main shuttle page.
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