Friday, September 04, 2009

News Conference, Spacewalk Preparations for Crews

After a morning off, the STS-128 astronauts will join their International Space Station counterparts for work in the afternoon, continuing with supply transfers and preparing for the third spacewalk.

All 13 shuttle and station crew members will gather for a midday meal, crew photo and news conference. At 8:54 p.m. EDT, they will convene in the station to take questions from media in the United States, Canada and Sweden.

The crew resumes transfer work for the rest of the day. Flight controllers report the planned transfer of supplies is more than 60 percent complete. The crew also will prepare the spacesuits and airlock for the third and final excursion of the mission slated for Saturday.

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