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August 1, 2009
Endeavour returned!

Image:The space shuttle Endeavour landed on the runway of the KSC (Image credit: NASA)

The space shuttle Endeavour landed on the runway of the KSC (Image credit: NASA)

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew including astronaut Wakata safely returned to NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 11:48 p.m., July 31, completing its successful mission.

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0907July 31, 2009
Flight Day 16

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The STS-127 crew members including JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata concentrated on the preparations for landing on FD17.

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0907July 30, 2009
Flight Day 15

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Aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, the STS-127 Mission crew carried out the shuttle’s heat shield inspection known as “late inspection” using Space Shuttle's robotic arm (SRMS) and the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS).

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0907July 29, 2009
Flight Day 14

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The space shuttle Endeavour with the STS-127 crew members including JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) to begin their trip home.

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0907July 28, 2009
Flight Day 13

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The 5th Extravehicular Activity (EVA#5) started at 8:33 p.m. July 27 and lasted for 4 hours 54 minutes.The EVA crew installed two video cameras (Visual Equipment: VE) on the front and back of the Kibo Exposed Facility (EF).

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0907July 27, 2009
Flight Day 12

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The Kibo Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section (ELM-ES) was removed from the Kibo Exposed Section (ES) and was reloaded to Endeavour’s payload bay at 10:42 p.m. July 26.

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0907July 26, 2009
Flight Day 11

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Today, the STS-127 Mission and the International Space Station crewmembers took some off-duty time.

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0907July 25, 2009
Flight Day 10

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On the flight day (FD) 10, the crew conducted the EVA#4 and continued changing the batteries on the P6 truss, part of which was deferred task from the EVA#3.

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0907July 24, 2009
Flight Day 9

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The payloads carried on the Kibo Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section (ELM-ES) were transferred to their designated locations on the Kibo Exposed Facility (EF).

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0907July 23, 2009
Flight Day 8

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The main activity on the flight day (FD) 8 was the 3rd Extravehicular Activity (EVA#3) which featured preparation for transferring payloads carried on the Kibo Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section (ELM-ES) to the Kibo Exposed Section (ES), and changing of batteries on the P6 truss.

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0907July 22, 2009
Flight Day 7

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The Kibo's Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section (ELM-ES) was installed on the Kibo's Exposed Facility (EF) at 11:35 p.m. July 21.

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0907July 21, 2009
Flight Day 6

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The STS-127 crew performed the six hour, 53 minute extravehicular excursion to transfer spare parts carried on the Integrated Cargo Vertical Light Deployable (ICC-VLD) to the External Stowage Platform 3 (EPS-3).

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0907July 20, 2009
Flight Day 5

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The Integrated Cargo Vertical Light Deployable (ICC-VLD) was removed from space shuttle Endeavour’s payload bay, and was temporarily placed on the Payload and Orbital Replacement Unit Accommodation (POA) on the Mobile Base System (MBS).

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0907July 19, 2009
Flight Day 4

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With the Exposed Facility (EF) attached to the Pressurized Module (PM), Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” is finally completed as a permanent on-orbit laboratory that offers both pressurized and exposed environments for scientific experiments.

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0907July 18, 2009
Flight Day 3

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Space shuttle Endeavour, delivering Kibo’s Exposed Facility (EF) and the Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section (ELM-ES), docked with the International Space Station (ISS) today at 2:47 a.m.

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0907July 17, 2009
Flight Day 2

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Aboard the space shuttle Endeavour today, STS-127 crewmembers performed the inspection of the orbiter's Thermal Protection System (TPS) using the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) and the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS).

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0907July 16, 2009
Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off! (FD1)

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The Space Shuttle "Endeavour" successfully lifted off at 6:03 p.m. July 15, 2009 EDT (7:03 a.m. July 16, 2009 JST) from NASA Kennedy Space Center delivering the Kibo's Exposed Facility (EF) and Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section (ELM-ES).

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0907July 14, 2009
STS-127 Mission Launch Pushed Back to July 16

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NASA announced a 48-hour postponement of the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission, scheduled at 7:51 a.m. on July 14, due to unfavorable weather around the NASA Kennedy Space Center.

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0907July 13, 2009
STS-127 Mission Launch Scrubbed Due To Bad Weather

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NASA announced another delay of the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s STS-127 mission, scheduled at 8:13 a.m. on July 13.

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0907July 12, 2009
STS-127 Mission Launch Delayed

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NASA announced a 24-hour delay of the launch of space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-127 mission, scheduled at 8:39 a.m. on July 12.

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0907July 10, 2009
STS-127 Launch Countdown Begins

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The countdown to launch of space shuttle Endeavour on its STS-127 mission officially began at 11 a.m. July 9, 2009.

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0907July 2, 2009
Tanking test completed, Endeavour’s launch set for July 12, 2009

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The tanking test of the space shuttle Endeavour's External Tank (ET) was carried out at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on July 1, 2009 (US Time).

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0906June 17, 2009
STS-127 Mission Launch Postponed

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NASA announced postponement of the launch of space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-127 mission, scheduled at 6:40 p.m. on June 17. The launch was scrubbed due to a hydrogen leak at the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate (GUCP) during tanking.

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0906June 17, 2009
STS-127 New Launch Date is Scheduled

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NASA announced that the space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to launch at 6:40 p.m. on June 17.

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0906June 13, 2009
STS-127 Launch Postponed

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NASA announced that it postponed launch of space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-127 mission, scheduled at 8:17 p.m. on June 13.

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0906June 11, 2009
STS-127 Launch Countdown Begins

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The countdown to launch of space shuttle Endeavour on its STS-127 mission officially began at 10 p.m. June 10, 2009.

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0906June 10, 2009
STS-127 Mission Crew arrived at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC)

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The STS-127 Mission crewmembers arrived for launch preparations at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at 0:53 p.m. June 9, 2009.

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0906June 9, 2009
STS-127 Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) Concluded

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The STS-127 Mission crewmembers participated in the STS-127 Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) held at NASA Kennedy Space Center from June 2 through June 4, 2009.

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0906June 4, 2009
STS-127 (2J/A) Mission Launch Date Announced

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Following the STS-127 Mission Flight Readiness Review (FRR), the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour is officially set for June 13 at 7:17 a.m. EDT (8:17 p.m. June 13, 2009 JST).

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0810October 28, 2008
Kibo's EF and ELM-ES arrived at NASA KSC

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The Exposed Facility (EF) and Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section (ELM-ES), Kibo's remaining components to be delivered to the ISS, were shipped from the Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) to NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida in September 2008.

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