Robotics Work and Spacewalk Preps for Shuttle Crew

Today's wake-up music was "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge, played at 4:28 a.m. EST for Atlantis Mission Specialist Leland Melvin.

Atlantis' astronauts will grab the nearly 14,000-pound Express Logistics Carrier 2 with the shuttle robotic arm this afternoon. Tomorrow, they will lift the carrier from Atlantis' payload bay, hand it off to the space station robotic arm and install it on the outside of the station. The combined crews of the shuttle and station also will speak to seven different media outlets today. And at the end of the day, Mike Foreman and Randy Bresnik will "campout" in the station's Quest Airlock to prepare for Saturday's second spacewalk.