Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Update #2 on Upcoming Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-130 Mission - January 06, 2010

Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-130...

Rollout to Pad Complete -

Launch Date Set for February 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2009
10:23am CST

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Endeavour's Rollout to Pad Completed
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Space Shuttle Endeavour perched atop the massive crawler transported has reached Launch Pad 39A.
First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building began at 4:13am EST and the 3.4-mile journey was completed and the shuttle secured, or "hard down" on the pad by 10:37am.
This is the next major milestone met for the upcoming STS-130 mission to deliver the Tranquility node and cupola to the International Space Station.
About the upcoming Endeavour's STS-130 Mission
Commander George Zamka will lead the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. Terry Virts will serve as the pilot. Mission specialists are Nicholas Patrick, Robert Behnken, Stephen Robinson and Kathryn Hire. Virts will be making his first trip to space.
Endeavour will deliver a third connecting module, the Tranquility node, to the station in addition to the seven-windowed Cupola module, which will be used as a control room for robotics. The mission will feature three spacewalks.
Liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center is targeted for February 7, 2010, at 3:39am CST.
Meet the STS-130 Crew with Crew profiles and photos HERE


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Again I say this...
(Including this mission of STS-130)
For The Space Shuttle Program
Sad in one way... but extremely exciting in another.
Hello, Mars... Here we come!!!

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