Dec 9, 2008- STS-126 landing, day 7

Tailcone installation was still going on today– torquing up the remaining attach points, then brought up hydraulic power to raise the gear and bring the bodyflap up for flight.

After mating up the electrical harnesses for the OMS pod line heaters, the aft and tailcone will be closed out Monday morning, the forward side hatch will be closed, and access platforms will be raised so the orbiter can be brought up high enough for the SCA to be rolled into place underneath it. Winds were picking up as we left this morning due to a cold front that passed through late last night– may interfere with lifting the orbiter later in the day if wind speeds stay in the high teens.


About John Sep

Former Space Shuttle aerospace technician and private pilot now looking towards the next great adventure. Soon to be heading home from my overseas assignment! Transfered my blog from MySpace to here so check my older stuff for info and pictures from my days in space shuttle processing- lots of behind the scenes stuff! He drew pics, flew planes, fought fires and helped launch people into space - what will he do next?
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