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NASA 'nauts wrap box-shifting duties at space station

Raffaello module ready for return to Earth

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The combined crews of space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station's Expedition 28 have wrapped the unloading of the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module.

The module is now packed with 5,666 pounds (2.57 tonnes) of waste and scrap kit, and will be moved back today to the shuttle's cargo bay. Once that's done, the hatch will be closed between the ISS and Atlantis for the last time, as the venerable vehicle is prepared for its final homecoming later this week.

The Atlantis 'nauts were greeted this morning by Keith Urban's Days Go By, followed by a cheery message from workers Houston's Johnson Space Center:

Here's NASA video round-up of flight day 10, including a quick tour of Atlantis:

You can catch the latest news from the ISS right here. ®

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