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Endeavour astronauts inspected the space shuttleâ€™s thermal protection system, checked out spacesuits and prepared to dock with the International Space Station during their first full work day in space.
Space Shuttle Endeavour made a safe return to Earth on Friday to complete the 16-day mission.
US space shuttle Endeavour astronauts found no evident flaws in their ship's thermal shielding Wednesday after inspecting it, NASA officials said.
Shuttle astronauts will inspect Endeavourâ€™s heat shield one more time today as they begin to set their sights on a Friday landing.
Two astronauts have completed their fifth and final spacewalk during the US space shuttle Endeavor's rendezvous with the International Space Station, after installing two cameras in Japan's Kibo Laboratory.
The third spacewalk outside the International Space Station yesterday ended after five hours, 59 minutes when a potential problem occurred with the carbon dioxide scrubbing device on one of the spacewalkerâ€™s suits concerned flight controllers in Mission Control.
Another delay could in store for the next shuttle launch this weekend due to stormy weather.
Space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 launch today was officially scrubbed at 1:55 a.m. EDT when the same type of gaseous hydrogen leak was detected at the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate, or GUCP. This is the same location where a similar leak resulted in a launch scrub on June 13.
NASA officials have announced plans to launch space shuttle Endeavor on Wednesday after scrubbing the Saturdayâ€™s initial launch due to a hydrogen leak.
Robert Behnken is an engineer, U. S. Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Louis Behnken on July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He graduated from Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Washington University in 1992, all while being in he ROTC. Just one year later, he received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical...
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