Tuesday, July 28, 2009
STS127 Flight Day 13 Highlights
The Expedition 20 and STS-127 crews bid one another farewell and closed hatches between the International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavour at 11:08 a.m. EDT. The station will be reoriented for undocking by 12:38 p.m., and docking latches will open at 1:26 p.m. allowing Endeavour to drift free. Pilot Doug Hurley will guide Endeavour on a fly-around of the station at a distance of 400 feet, with final separation from the orbiting outpost at 2:41 p.m.
After undocking, the space shuttle Endeavour flies around the International Space Station.