With this evening^Òs successful launch behind them,
Endeavour^Òs astronauts will turn their attention to their chase of
the International Space Station, performing several firings of the
ship^Òs jet thrusters over the next two days to set up a docking
with the outpost on Saturday just before 2 p.m. Central time. Over
the ensuing week, the crew will perform three space walks as they
install the 90-foot high, 240-foot wide solar array structure.
The next mission status report will be issued at 11 a.m. on Friday.
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