BY JUSTIN RAY
Follow space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission to finish assembly of the International Space Station's Japanese segment. Reload this page for the latest updates.
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SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009Despite initial problems that forced spacewalk replanning, an impromptu toilet repair and work to restore the space station's carbon dioxide scrubber to normal operation, the commander of the shuttle Endeavour said Sunday the ongoing station assembly mission is going well and that most major objectives have been accomplished.
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1915 GMT (3:15 p.m. EDT)The astronauts just completed a joint news conference with the international press corps. They'll begin a spacewalk procedures review shortly and start final preps for tomorrow's EVA by Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn. The crews will be going to sleep a little after 7 p.m. EDT.
1345 GMT (9:45 a.m. EDT)The Japanese logistics pallet has arrived back in the payload bay of space shuttle Endeavour for the ride home.
1300 GMT (9:00 a.m. EDT)Worried the shuttle Endeavour might have to undock early because of a carbon dioxide removal problem aboard the International Space Station, engineers at the Johnson Space Center in Houston came up with a manual control work-around that successfully restored the CO2 removal system to near-normal operation.
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1251 GMT (8:51 a.m. EDT)The station robot arm has maneuvered the carrier within reach of the shuttle Endeavour arm. The shuttle arm will take the structure and berth it into the payload bay.
1218 GMT (8:18 a.m. EDT)The Japanese cargo carrier has been unhooked and pulled away from the International Space Station's new external science deck. This pallet delivered an X-ray astronomy package, space environment monitor and communications gear for use aboard the Exposed Facility.
1150 GMT (7:50 a.m. EDT)The station's arm has grappled the Japanese logistics pallet for today's detachment from the Exposed Facility and return to the shuttle payload bay.
1010 GMT (6:10 a.m. EDT)The International Space Station crew will not have to perform any maintanence or repairs on the U.S. carbon dioxide removal assembly today, the astronauts were just told. Ground controllers have established a good manual control of the device to work around a problem that took it offline yesterday.
0806 GMT (4:06 a.m. EDT)Mission Control has given the astronauts their wakeup call to begin Flight Day 12.
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The official embroidered patch for shuttle Endeavour's flight to finish building Japanese section of the space station.
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