Last Day Together for Shuttle and Station Crews

Today’s wake up music was “The Marine Corps Hymn” played by the Marine Corp Band at 1:58 a.m. EST for Commander Charles Hobaugh.

This is the last day the space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station astronauts will share each other’s company. The hatches between the spacecraft will be closed early this afternoon, following a change in command of the station from European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne to American astronaut Jeff Williams. Early in the morning all 12 crew members will gather for a joint crew news conference with reporters from around the world.