Tue, Jul 10, 2007
Agency Targets August 7 Launch
NASA tells ANN the rollout of Space Shuttle Endeavour to Launch
Pad 39A is expected to begin Tuesday night. Originally planned for
Tuesday morning, the move was canceled by NASA managers because
unfavorable weather was predicted to arrive in the launch area
before the vehicle would be secured at the pad.
The crawler-transporter will carry the space shuttle assembly on
the 3.4-mile journey to the launch pad, a trip that typically takes
six to seven hours.
During the STS-118 mission, Endeavour will carry into orbit the
S5 truss, SPACEHAB module and external stowage platform 3. The
payload (shown in the photo above) was delivered Sunday to the
launch pad's payload changeout room.
NASA says it is quickly gearing up for the shuttle's next visit
to the International Space Station, targeted for an August 7 launch
as reported by ANN. The
mission will mark the first flight of Mission Specialist Barbara
Morgan, the teacher-turned-astronaut whose association with NASA
began more than 20 years ago.
STS-118 will also mark the first flight for Endeavour since
(Photo courtesy of NASA/Kim Shiflett)
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