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Discovery and the ISS are ready to undock

June 11 2008

The astronauts of shuttle Discovery and the ISS battened down the passageways between the shuttle and space station, said Duty Officer Space Center of NASA's Johnson, where the flight control center. "Hatches battened down at the moment, crews are preparing for undocking, scheduled for 07.42 am on Wednesday. Landing is scheduled for 11.15 on Saturday," - said the duty officer. About this RIA News .

Recall the International Space Station U.S. shuttle Discovery went on 1 June. On board the space shuttle is a crew of 7 people. One of them - the astronaut Gregory Chemitoffu - will spend six months in orbit. The crew of the shuttle will deliver a valuable cargo to the ISS - a component of the Japanese scientific and experimental module Kibo.

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