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Orbiter: Discovery
Mission: STS-133
Payload: Leonardo
Launch: Feb. 24, 2011
Time: 4:53 p.m. EST
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center
Landing: March 9 @
11:57 a.m. EST
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Shuttle crew gets 'Star Trek' sendoff before undocking
BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS "SPACE PLACE" & USED WITH PERMISSION
Posted: March 7, 2011


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The crew of the shuttle Discovery, awakened by actor William Shatner reading a "Star Trek" tribute marking the veteran spaceplane's final voyage, geared up to undock from the International Space Station Monday to close out an extended assembly and resupply mission, the shuttle's 13th and last visit.


Credit: NASA
 
With pilot Eric Boe at the controls, Discovery was scheduled to undock from the station's forward port at 7 a.m. EST (GMT-5).

Backing away to a point about 400 feet directly in front of the lab complex, Boe planned to kick off a 360-degree fly-around, looping up over, behind and below the lab to capture photographs and video showing a final U.S. module in place, along with a full complement of visiting spacecraft from Europe, Japan and Russia.

"We've been talking about the long history of the space shuttle, and it's a privilege to get the opportunity to undock and do the fly around of the space station," Boe said during a crew news conference earlier this week.

"What's amazing is how big the structure is. Right now, when we're docked, it's more than a million pounds and to actually fly around the vehicle, take pictures and marvel that the majority of the U.S. segment was brought up, piece by piece, by the space shuttle will be truly amazing."

NASA managers earlier asked their Russian counterparts to consider undocking a Soyuz spacecraft for a fly-about to capture views of the station with Discovery attached. But Russian mission managers, citing technical considerations, declined.

Boe and his crewmates -- commander Steven Lindsey, Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt and spacewalkers Stephen Bowen and Alvin Drew -- got in the proper spirit for undocking with a 3:23 a.m. wakeup song from Houston that was voted the second most popular in a NASA contest: the Alexander Courage theme from the 1960s television series "Star Trek."

As with the original, Shatner began with the familiar phrase "Space... the final frontier." But the rest was a tribute to Discovery, making its 39th and final flight since its maiden launch in 1984.

"Space... the final frontier," Shatner said as the music played. "These have been the voyages of the space shuttle Discovery. Her 30-year mission: to seek out new science, to build new outposts, to bring nations together on the final frontier, to boldly go and do what no spacecraft has done before."

"And good morning, Houston," Lindsey replied when the music faded. "And that was, I believe, the second most popular selection from the song contest for the space shuttle program and I'd like to thank William Shatner for taking the time to record that special introduction for us."

The song voted most popular in the wakeup music contest -- "Blue Sky" by Big Head Todd and the Monsters -- will be beamed up to the astronauts Tuesday.

Boe plans to fly Discovery through a full loop, returning to a point directly in front of the space station before a rocket firing to leave the area for good. The rest of the crew's day will be devoted to carrying out a final inspection of the shuttle's reinforced carbon carbon nose cap and wing leading edge panels to look for any signs of impact damage from micrometeoroids or orbital debris since a similar inspection the day after launch.

The astronauts plan to pack up and test Discovery's re-entry systems Tuesday before dropping out of orbit and landing back at the Kennedy Space Center around noon Wednesday.

Here is an updated timeline of the crew's activities for Monday (in EST and mission elapsed time; includes rev. K of the NASA TV schedule):


DATE/EST...DD...HH...MM...SS...EVENT

03/07
03:23 AM...10...10...30...00...Crew wakeup
04:20 AM...10...11...27...19...Sunrise
04:23 AM...10...11...29...36...ISS in proximity operations mode
04:48 AM...10...11...55...26...Noon
05:08 AM...10...12...15...00...ISS daily planning conference
05:16 AM...10...12...23...33...Sunset
05:23 AM...10...12...30...00...Group B computer powerup
05:25 AM...10...12...31...36...U.S. solar arrays feathered
05:30 AM...10...12...36...36...ATV solar arrays feathered
05:43 AM...10...12...49...36...Start maneuver to undocking attitude
05:52 AM...10...12...58...56...Sunrise
06:11 AM...10...13...17...36...Orbiter/ISS in undocking attitude
06:13 AM...10...13...20...00...Undocking timeline begins
06:20 AM...10...13...27...02...Noon
06:48 AM...10...13...55...09...Sunset
06:50 AM...10...13...56...36...Russian solar arrays feathered

07:00 AM...10...14...07...00...UNDOCKING

07:00 AM...10...14...07...05...Maintain corridor
07:01 AM...10...14...08...00...Initial separation
07:02 AM...10...14...08...40...ISS holds current attitude
07:05 AM...10...14...12...00...Range: 50 ft: reselect -X jets
07:07 AM...10...14...14...00...Range: 75 ft: Low-Z jets
07:23 AM...10...14...30...30...Sunrise
07:29 AM...10...14...36...00...Range: 400 ft: Start flyaround
07:38 AM...10...14...45...30...Range: 600 ft
07:40 AM...10...14...47...30...Shuttle directly above space station
07:43 AM...10...14...50...00...PMA-2 docking port depressurization
07:50 AM...10...14...56...36...ISS Maneuver to normal attitude
07:50 AM...10...14...56...36...U.S. solar arrays unlatched
07:52 AM...10...14...58...37...Noon
07:52 AM...10...14...59...00...Shuttle directly behind space station
08:03 AM...10...15...10...30...Shuttle directly below space station
08:15 AM...10...15...22...00...Shuttle directly in front of space station
08:15 AM...10...15...22...00...1st separation burn
08:20 AM...10...15...26...44...Sunset
08:43 AM...10...15...50...00...2nd separation burn
08:48 AM...10...15...55...00...Group B computer powerdown
09:33 AM...10...16...40...00...Crew meal
09:58 AM...10...17...05...00...Undocking video playback
10:08 AM...10...17...14...36...U.S. solar arrays resume tracking
10:48 AM...10...17...55...00...EVA unpack and stow
11:13 AM...10...18...20...00...Starboard wing survey
12:58 PM...10...20...05...00...Nose cap survey
01:30 PM...10...20...37...00...Mission status briefing on NTV
01:48 PM...10...20...55...00...Port wing survey
02:23 PM...10...21...30...00...ISS daily planning conference
02:30 PM...10...21...37...00...Ascent imagery highlights on NTV
03:33 PM...10...22...40...00...Inspection boom berthing
04:00 PM...10...23...07...00...Mission Management Team briefing on NTV
04:33 PM...10...23...40...00...Robot arm powerdown
04:53 PM...11...00...00...00...LDRI downlink
05:00 PM...11...00...07...00...Ascent imagery highlights replay on NTV
07:23 PM...11...02...30...00...Shuttle crew sleep begins
08:00 PM...11...03...07...00...Ascent imagery highlights replay on NTV
09:00 PM...11...04...07...00...Daily highlights reel (repeated hourly)


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VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS VISIT THEIR SPACECRAFT PLAY | HI-DEF
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard's historic Mercury mission with this collectors' item, the official commemorative embroidered patch.
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