STS-125 MCC Status Report #18 - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 3:30 a.m. CDT

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

As the voyage of the space shuttle Atlantis boldly continued this morning, the crew woke up at 3:03 a.m. CDT to the theme from the television series "Star Trek," which was composed by Alexander Courage. The song was played for the entire crew.

At 9:26 a.m., the crew will talk with members of the media at different NASA centers about the mission, the Hubble Telescope and the crew’s thoughts on being a part of this fifth and final servicing mission.

At 11:06 a.m., the crew will make a ship-to-ship call to their orbital neighbors, the crew of Expedition 19 on board the International Space Station.

The crew will spend the balance of the day enjoying some off duty time as they prepare for Friday’s entry and landing.

The crew is due to go to sleep at 6:01 p.m. The next status report will be issued at the end of the crew’s day or earlier if events warrant.

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