In this video, International Space Station commander Frank De Winne explains what a typical day on board the ISS is like. Today, however, De Winne and his crew of Robert Thirsk, Roman Romanenko, Nicole Stott, Maxim Suraev and Jeffrey Williams are busy getting ready for the arrival of the STS-129 space shuttle crew. They need to set up to take pictures of the incoming shuttle to document the condition of the shuttle’s heat shield as it makes a “back flip” or a rendezvous pitch maneuver during its approach to the station. Plus, if the crew is anything like me, they probably have some last minute tidying to do before company arrives. Docking is scheduled for 11:53 a.m. EST. Watch it live on NASA TV.
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Looks like the 800mm telephoto lens on the right side of the frame. Along with a 400mm telephoto, they are used to image the belly of the orbiter during the Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver. Hopefully most of this space ballet will be broadcast live (RPM is scheduled to start at 10:52 a.m. EST).
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