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April 16, 2007

STS-118 given a target launch date of August 9, 2007

Barbara Morgan is assigned as loadmaster, keeping track of 5,000 pounds of stowage moving from the shuttle to the International Space Station, and another 5,000 pounds of equipment loaded back onto the shuttle. She was also assigned to operate a boom sensor system to check for gouges in the shuttle's tiles after liftoff, and control a robotic arm to lift a stowage platform out of the payload bay and hand it off to the station's robotic arm.

Barbara Morgan being suited up in a practice session The crew of STS-118