lundi 11 juillet 2011

STS-135 Crew Wraps Up Busy Day of Cargo Transfers, Spacewalk Preps

NASA - STS-135 Mission patch / MPLM's patch.

Tue, 12 Jul 2011

STS-135 Flight Day 4 is drawing to a close as the crews of the International Space Station and Atlantis prepare for bed at 6:29 p.m. EDT and 6:59 p.m., respectively.

Image above: The station's robotic arm, Canadarm2, operated by STS-135 astronauts Doug Hurley and Sandy Magnus, grapples the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module from the shuttle's payload bay. Image credit: NASA TV.

They attached the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module to the Earth-facing port of the station’s Harmony node at 6:45 a.m., opened the hatch at 12:10 p.m. and began offloading 9,403 pounds of spare parts, equipment and supplies. They also prepared for the mission’s only spacewalk, which will be conducted by station crew members Mike Fossum and Ron Garan beginning at 8:44 a.m. EDT Tuesday.

STS-135 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 4

Video above: A video recap of flight day 4 of the STS-135 mission of space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station.

Mission coverage, including the latest NASA Television schedule, is available on the main space shuttle website at:

NASA is providing continuous television and Internet coverage of the mission. NASA TV features live mission events, daily status news conferences and 24-hour commentary. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:

For more information about the space station, visit:

All four of Atlantis' crew members are posting updates to Twitter. You can follow them at:

Images, Video, Text, Credit: NASA / NASA TV / KSC.


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