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Orbiter: Endeavour
Mission: STS-134
Payload: AMS
Launch: May 16, 2011
Time: 8:56 a.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center
Landing: June 1 @ 2:35 a.m. EDT
Site: KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility

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Shuttle crew bids farewell to International Space Station
BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS "SPACE PLACE" & USED WITH PERMISSION
Posted: May 29, 2011


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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL--The Endeavour astronauts wrapped up last-minute experiment transfers early Sunday, bid farewell to the crew of the International Space Station and moved back aboard the shuttle to prepare the ship for undocking Sunday night.

Commander Mark Kelly thanked the three-man station crew for its hospitality, saying "we had a very successful mission."

"We got the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer installed, which is really a remarkable thing for physics and for science," he said. "That sensor's already collecting massive amounts of data and we're looking forward to hearing what those discoveries are."

Kelly, pilot Gregory H. Johnson, Michael Fincke, Gregory Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori also delivered a pallet of spare parts, staged four spacewalks and helped service one of the station's oxygen generators and a carbon dioxide removal assembly.

"It was a really good 10 days or so that we were docked here," Kelly said. "We're looking forward to getting home, we're going to leave these guys to some peace and quiet and not disturb their space station anymore."

Thanks to a two-week launch delay, Endeavour arrived May 18 as three members of the station's 27th crew were winding up their mission. Outgoing commander Dimitry Kondratyev, Paolo Nespoli and Catherine Coleman departed and returned to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on May 23, leaving Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and Ronald Garan behind as the core members of the Expedition 28 crew. Three additional crew members -- Sergei Volkov, Michael Fossum and Satoshi Furukawa -- are expected to arrive June 9.

"It was really great seeing you guys," Garan told Kelly and his shuttle crewmates. "We were just in awe of the finely oiled machine that was STS-134. Great EVAs, great robotics, great transfer, AMS getting installed. Special thanks to Taz (Chamitoff) and Spanky (Fincke) for all your work on the oxygen generation system, on the carbon dioxide removal assembly. We're all looking forward to seeing the mysteries solved from the AMS.

"So on behalf of Expedition 27, Expedition 28, the entire ISS team, we want to thank you and the entire STS-134 mission team for leaving the space station ready for its continued utilization for at least the next decade. You've really left us in good shape and it was really a big success."

Added Borisenko, the Expedition 28 commander: "Thank you very much and soft landing."

After a final round of hugs and handshakes, the shuttle crew floated back aboard Endeavour. Chamitoff and Fincke, both veterans of long-duration stays aboard the station, pretended to stay behind and Feustel playfully pulled them back to the shuttle. The main hatch between the two spacecraft was closed at 7:23 a.m. EDT (GMT-4).

Kelly and his crewmates were scheduled to go to bed at 11:26 a.m. and to get back up at 7:26 p.m. to prepare for undocking four-and-a-half hours later, 11:55 p.m. Johnson plans to guide Endeavour through a 360-degree loop around the station before turning over control to Kelly, who will oversee a partial re-rendezvous, approaching to within about 1,000 feet of the lab complex to test new docking sensor technology being developed for NASA's deep space exploration capsule, the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

The astronauts plan to test Endeavour's re-entry systems overnight Monday and to pack up early Tuesday for landing back at the Kennedy Space Center around 2:35 a.m. Wednesday.

Here is an updated timeline of the crew's planned activities for flight days 14 and 15 (in EDT and mission elapsed time; includes revision K of the NASA television schedule; best viewed with fixed-width font):


DATE/EDT...DD...HH...MM...SS...EVENT

05/29
08:46 AM...12...23...50...00...ISS daily planning conference
10:56 AM...13...02...00...00...ISS crew sleep begins
11:26 AM...13...02...30...00...STS crew sleep begins
01:00 PM...13...04...04...00...Daily video highlights reel on NASA TV
07:26 PM...13...10...30...00...STS/ISS crew wakeup
08:56 PM...13...12...00...00...ISS daily planning conference
10:11 PM...13...13...15...00...Group B computer powerup
10:46 PM...13...13...50...00...ISS maneuver to undocking attitude
11:11 PM...13...14...15...00...Undocking timeline begins
11:37 PM...13...14...41...02...Sunset

11:55 PM...13...14...59...00...UNDOCKING

11:56 PM...13...15...00...00...Initial separation
11:56 PM...13...15...00...40...ISS holds attitude

05/30
12:00 AM...13...15...04...00...50 ft: reselect -X jets
12:02 AM...13...15...06...00...75 ft: low-z jets
12:13 AM...13...15...17...09...Sunrise
12:22 AM...13...15...26...00...Start flyaround at 400 ft
12:31 AM...13...15...35...30...Range = 600 feet
12:33 AM...13...15...37...00...ISS maneuvers to TEA attitude
12:33 AM...13...15...37...30...Shuttle directly above ISS
12:40 AM...13...15...44...48...Noon
12:45 AM...13...15...49...00...Shuttle directly behind ISS
12:56 AM...13...16...00...30...Shuttle directly below ISS
01:08 AM...13...16...12...00...Shuttle directly in front of ISS
01:08 AM...13...16...12...00...Separation burn No. 1
01:08 AM...13...16...12...26...Sunset
01:16 AM...13...16...20...00...STORRM* timeline begins
01:36 AM...13...16...40...00...Separation burn No. 2
01:44 AM...13...16...48...43...Sunrise
02:12 AM...13...17...16...17...Noon
02:24 AM...13...17...28...30...Range greater than 19,000 feet
02:36 AM...13...17...40...39...NH2 STORRM rocket firing
02:39 AM...13...17...43...51...Sunset
02:50 AM...13...17...54...40...Iss maneuvers to DTO attitude
02:58 AM...13...18...02...40...MC5 STORRM rocket firing
03:15 AM...13...18...19...58...Sunrise
03:23 AM...13...18...27...40...NSR STORRM rocket firing
03:28 AM...13...18...32...40...Range less than 20,000 feet (closest approach)
03:37 AM...13...18...41...40...MC6 STORRM rocket firing
03:57 AM...13...19...01...40...TPI STORRM rocket firing
04:11 AM...13...19...15...14...Sunset
04:38 AM...13...19...42...40...Separation burn No. 3
04:47 AM...13...19...51...20...Sunrise
04:56 AM...13...20...00...00...Crew meals begin
05:05 AM...13...20...09...40...Range greater than 20,000 feet
05:56 AM...13...21...00...00...EVA unpack and stow
06:30 AM...13...21...34...00...Mission status briefing on NASA TV
07:16 AM...13...22...20...00...Maui DTO
07:26 AM...13...22...30...00...Post EVA entry preps
07:56 AM...13...23...00...00...Undocking video playback
08:01 AM...13...23...05...00...Group B computer powerdown
08:11 AM...13...23...15...00...ISS daily planning conference
10:56 AM...14...02...00...00...STS crew sleep begins
01:00 PM...14...04...04...00...Mission Management Team briefing on NASA TV
06:56 PM...14...10...00...00...STS crew wakeup
09:06 PM...14...12...10...00...CBS News/network crew interviews
10:01 PM...14...13...05...00...Flight control system checkout
11:11 PM...14...14...15...00...Reaction control system hotfire

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VIDEO: WORKING WITH AMMONIA JUMPER LINE PLAY
VIDEO: SCIENCE EXPERIMENT RETRIEVED PLAY
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VIDEO: STEP-BY-STEP WALKTHROUGH OF EVA NO. 1 PLAY | HI-DEF
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VIDEO: INTERVIEWS WITH NPR, AP, REUTERS, FOX NEWS PLAY
VIDEO: MILES O'BRIEN MODERATES CREW INTERVIEW PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: CREW CONGRATULATED BY AMS' LEADER PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ALPHA MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER INSTALLED PLAY
VIDEO: AMS HANDED FROM SHUTTLE ARM TO STATION ARM PLAY
VIDEO: SPECTROMETER UNBERTHED FROM SHUTTLE BAY PLAY
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VIDEO: NARRATED DESCRIPTION OF AMS INSTALLATION PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ALPHA MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER ANIMATION PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS REEL PLAY
VIDEO: WEDNESDAY'S MISSION MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE PLAY
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VIDEO: SPARE PARTS CARRIER UNBERTHED FROM SHUTTLE PLAY
VIDEO: A LOOK AT SPARE PARTS RIDING ON PALLET PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ANIMATED EXPLANATION OF ELC NO. 3 INSTALL PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: WEDNESDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ENDEAVOUR CREW WELCOMED ABOARD STATION PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: SHUTTLE AND STATION BROUGHT TO FIRM CONNECTION PLAY
VIDEO: DOCKING OF SHUTTLE TO STATION AS SEEN LIVE PLAY
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VIDEO: ENDEAVOUR PERFORMS THE 360-DEGREE BACKFLIP PLAY
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VIDEO: GUIDED TOUR OF SHUTTLE'S PAYLOAD BAY PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS' FLIGHT DAY 2 HOME MOVIES PLAY | HI-DEF
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VIDEO: TUESDAY'S MISSION MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE PLAY
VIDEO: INSPECTION BOOM UNBERTHED FROM SHUTTLE BAY PLAY
VIDEO: TUESDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: PREVIEW OF FLIGHT DAY 2 PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS' FLIGHT DAY 1 HOME MOVIES PLAY | HI-DEF
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VIDEO: THE FULL STS-134 LAUNCH EXPERIENCE PLAY
VIDEO: SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR BLASTS OFF! PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS' VIEW OF JETTISONED FUEL TANK PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: GO INSIDE MISSION CONTROL DURING LAUNCH PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: THE POST-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE PLAY
VIDEO: GIFFORDS' STAFF BRIEF REPORTERS PLAY

VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: VAB ROOF PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: PRESS SITE PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD PERIMETER PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: BEACH TRACKER PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: PLAYALINDA BEACH PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD FRONT CAMERA PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD CAMERA 070 PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD CAMERA 071 PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS-23 TRACKER PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: PATRICK AFB PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: CREW ARRIVES AT LAUNCH PAD 39A PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS LEAVE CREW QUARTERS PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: CREW FINISHES GETTING SUITED UP PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: BEAUTY SHOTS OF ENDEAVOUR ON THE PAD PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ROTATING SERVICE STRUCTURE RETRACTED PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: TIME-LAPSE OF SUNDAY'S GANTRY ROLLBACK PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ANOTHER TOWER TIME-LAPSE FROM PAD CAMERA PLAY

VIDEO: LOOK BACK AT ENDEAVOUR'S LAUNCH DELAY PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: RECAP OF HEATER PROBLEM AND THE FIX PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: THE PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE PLAY
VIDEO: COUNTDOWN STATUS AND WEATHER BRIEFING PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS ARRIVE FOR SECOND COUNTDOWN PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: ENDEAVOUR LAUNCH RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 16 PLAY
VIDEO: CHECKING ENDEAVOUR'S WIRING PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: OLD ALCA-2 BOX OPENED UP FOR FORENSICS PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: FAILED ALCA-2 BOX REMOVED FROM ENDEAVOUR PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: WORKING ON OLD AND NEW SWITCHBOXES PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH OF ENDEAVOUR DELAYED FURTHER PLAY

VIDEO: PRESIDENT OBAMA ARRIVES AT THE CAPE PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: TOUR OF ATLANTIS AND ASTRONAUT MEETING PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: FIRST FAMILY DEPARTS AFTER VISIT PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: POST-SCRUB NEWS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH DIRECTOR EXPLAINS SCRUB CALL PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: SCRUB DECLARED FOR APU NO. 1 HEATER GLITCH PLAY | HI-DEF
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VIDEO: CREW GETS SUITED UP FOR LAUNCH PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: TIME-LAPSE OF PAD GANTRY RETRACTING PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: ENDEAVOUR'S PRE-FLIGHT CAMPAIGN PLAY | HI-DEF
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VIDEO: GUIDED TOUR OF SPACE STATION PLAY | HI-DEF
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VIDEO: PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW WITH GREG JOHNSON PLAY
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VIDEO: ENDEAVOUR CLEARED FOR APRIL 29 LAUNCH PLAY

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VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS BOARD ENDEAVOUR PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: SUITING UP FOR PRACTICE COUNT PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: SHUTTLE INSPECTED FOR STORM DAMAGE PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: CREW TEST-DRIVES PAD ESCAPE VEHICLE PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ASTRONAUT CHAT AT THE PRESS SITE PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: CREW ARRIVES FOR PRACTICE COUNT PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: PAYLOADS ARRIVE AT LAUNCH PAD 39A PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: CANISTER ROTATED UPRIGHT FOR PAD PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: PALLET OF SPARE PARTS INTO CANISTER PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: AMS PAYLOAD PUT INTO TRANSPORTER PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: SHUTTLE AND STATION PROGRAM BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: THE STS-134 MISSION OVERVIEW PRESENTATIONS PLAY
VIDEO: IN-DEPTH WITH ALPHA MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER PLAY
VIDEO: PREVIEW BRIEFING ON MISSION'S SPACEWALKS PLAY
VIDEO: THE ASTRONAUTS' PRE-FLIGHT NEWS BRIEFING PLAY

VIDEO: SUN RISES OVER THE LAUNCH PAD PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ENDEAVOUR ARRIVES ATOP PAD 39A PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ROLLOUT FROM VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: HOISTING ENDEAVOUR TO TANK AND SRBS PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ORBITER GOES VERTICAL PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ENDEAVOUR LEAVES PROCESSING HANGAR PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: PAYLOAD MEDIA DAY PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: THE ALPHA MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: PAYLOAD REMOVED FROM C-5 PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: AMS ARRIVES FROM EUROPE PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: EXPRESS LOGISTICS CARRIER NO. 3 PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: HIGH-PRESSURE OXYGEN GAS TANK PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: PUTTING STATION ANTENNA ON CARRIER PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: TANK UNLOADED TO ASSEMBLY BUILDING PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: THE EXTERNAL FUEL TANK ARRIVES PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: BOOSTER SEGMENT MOVED TO VAB PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SRB CEREMONY PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ENDEAVOUR FITTED WITH MAIN ENGINES PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ORBITER TOWED OFF RUNWAY PLAY | HI-DEF

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