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Sunday, April 18, 2010

They're coming back! Wish them luck.

Monday's Landing Day Highlights (all times are listed in EDT)

3:51 a.m. Deorbit preparations begin
5:03 a.m. Payload bay door closing
5:13 a.m. Mission Control "go" for Ops 3 software transition
6:20 a.m. Discovery astronauts suit up
6:43 a.m. Astronauts strap into their seats
7:10 a.m. Orbital Maneuvering System engine gimbal checks
7:21 a.m. Auxiliary power unit prestart
7:33 a.m. Mission Control "go/no-go" decision for the deorbit burn
7:38 a.m. Maneuver to the deorbit burn attitude
7:43 a.m. Deorbit burn
8:35 a.m. Merritt Island, Fla. tracking station acquires signal from Endeavour
8:48 p.m. Landing
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