Archive - May 20, 2009
The Expedition 19 crew aboard the International Space Station sent special greetings to their shuttle counterparts Wednesday as they both orbited high above the Earth, and began drinking water from the station's new recycling system.
Commander Gennady Padalka and flight engineers Koichi Wakata and Michael Barratt had some time set aside to participate in a special ship-to-ship call with the STS-125 crew aboard space shuttle Atlantis. The crews exchanged greetings and sent congratulations, wishing each other farewell as it concluded. The event was broadcast live on NASA Television.
The STS-125 crew, having completed the servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope, is scheduled to land at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday.