Archive - Aug 20, 2007 - Story
Space shuttle Endeavour's crew spent - weather permitting - their last full day on orbit today getting their ship ready to return home Tuesday with two landing opportunities available at Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 11:32 a.m. and 1:06 p.m.
The shuttle was deemed in good shape for landing this morning, after analysis on Sunday's final inspection of the wing leading edges and nose cap was completed. Commander Scott Kelly, Pilot Charles Hobaugh, and Mission Specialist Rick Mastracchio reinforced that assessment with successful checks of the shuttle flight control systems. Kelly and Hobaugh spent time on their computers practicing landing simulations and the entire crew, including mission specialists Tracy Caldwell, Dave Williams, Barbara Morgan and Alvin Drew, got ready for return by stowing equipment and supplies.