Crew Performing Final Inspection of Discovery

After performing a flawless undocking and flyaround, the STS-128 crew now is set to conduct a final inspection of Discovery’s wing leading edge and nose cap. Managers should see the results at tomorrow’s Mission Management Team briefing. There are no indications of concern.

Discovery is targeting a landing Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The preliminary landing weather forecast looks fairly typical, with a possibility of rain.

Program managers are still targeting Nov. 12 for the launch of the next shuttle mission, STS-129, but are assessing the possibility of launching as early as Nov. 9.