From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009
Atlantis' crew is again preparing for landing today as mission managers continue to monitor the weather in Florida and California. The crew woke up this morning at 12:01 a.m. CDT to "The Ride of the Valkyries," composed by Richard Wagner. It was played for the entire crew.
For the first opportunity in Florida at Kennedy Space Center, the crew would execute a deorbit burn at 7:57 a.m. and land at 9:09 a.m. The second Kennedy opportunity calls for a deorbit burn at 9:41 a.m. and landing at 10:48 a.m.
The first landing opportunity at Edwards Air Force Base would start with a deorbit burn at 9:24 a.m. and culminate in a 10:38 a.m. landing. The second opportunity would begin with a deorbit burn at 11:07 a.m. and result in landing at 12:17 p.m.
The Kennedy weather forecast is expected to improve slightly, but there is a chance that weather in the vicinity of the Shuttle Landing Facility will continue to be unfavorable. The Edwards forecast is generally favorable.
The next status report will be issued after landing today or at the end of the crew's day if landing is waived off.
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