Tuesday, May 12, 2009

STS-125: Flight Day 2

Today, the astronauts will spend the day inspecting Atlantis for launch damage to the thermal protection system. Other activities include checking out the spacesuits to be worn during the mission's spacewalks and preparing equipment for tomorrow's arrival at the Hubble Space Telescope.

The shuttle's 50-foot-long robotic arm has already begun inspecting Atlantis' wing leading edge, nose cap and lower surface tiles of the thermal protection system for any launch damage.

My shift begins today at 3:00 p.m. and I will work until 3:00 a.m. The team is working in shifts so we already have people reviewing for any damage from the video scan downlinked from the camera at the end of the robotic arm.

Spaceflightnow.com's Mission Status Center: Updates

1 comment:

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