Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Spacewalks Successful; Atlantis prepares to Depart

STS-129 and Expedition 21 in group photo.

All the supplies have been transfered, and all spacewalking objectives were met. In addition, astronaut Bresnik announced Sunday that a new baby daughter was born into his family in Houston! The crew of Atlantis entered the shuttle and closed the hatches in preparation for undocking which takes place Wednesday. Along for the ride is ISS astronaut Nicole Stott, who is returning home after a lengthy stay on the station.

ISS Commander Frank DeWinne handed over command of the station to astronaut Jeff Williams. Dewinne and two flight engineers are due to depart the ISS on November 30, returning home in a Soyuz currently docked to the station.

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