Pam Melroy and her crew started their day with a bit of housekeeping. The first thing on the list was inspections of Space Shuttle Discovery's heat shield before noon.
NASA says the crew used Discovery's robotic arm to check the spacecraft's underside, nose cap and wings. They were checking to see if any damage was done to the heat shield when Discovery launched into space Tuesday. Throughout the rest of the day, the crew has been preparing for Thursday's arrival at the International Space Station. They've been checking out tools for the rendezvous and spacesuits they'll be using during their five scheduled spacewalks. The crew's mission is to deliver the Harmony module that will connect to the European and Japanese laboratory modules already there.
Heat shield inspection information gathered by the crew will be analyzed back here on Earth over the next few days. Docking with the International Space Station is scheduled to happen just after Thursday.