Crew Checks Thermal Protection System and Spacesuits


Space Shuttle Launch

Space Shuttle Launch

The crew of space shuttle Discovery awoke at 6:54 a.m. EST to the song “Through Heaven’s Eyes” by Brian Stokes Mitchell from the Prince of Egypt soundtrack, played for Mike Barratt at the request of his family.

Discovery will spend two days heading toward its rendezvous with the International Space Station. Today, the crew will perform the standard scan of the shuttle’s thermal protection system using the orbiter boom sensor system attached to the end of Discovery’s robotic arm. While the inspection is underway, Bowen, Drew and Stott will work on preparing the spacesuits onboard the shuttle that will be transferred to the station after docking and will be used during the mission’s two spacewalks.

-NASA.gov

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