Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Watch Launch and Mission Live Of Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-123

Watch Launch and Mission Live
Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-123
Tuesday morning, March 11, 2008
At 1:28am CDT

About Photo: On top of Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Endeavour waits for liftoff on the STS-123 mission
Photo credit: NASA

This will be Launch Try #ONE

(Coverage at NASA TV is happening right now!)

Monday, March 10, 2008 - 10 p.m. CDT
After arriving at Launch Pad 39A, the astronauts took a short elevator ride to the White Room on the 195-foot level, where one by one each crew member will be assisted by the Closeout Crew as they prepare to board Endeavour. Last-minute checks and adjustments will be made to the astronauts' flight suits before they crawl into the shuttle's crew compartment.
About the Mission:
NASA astronaut Dominic Gorie commands a crew of six, including Pilot Gregory H. Johnson and Mission Specialists Rick Linnehan, Robert L. Behnken, Mike Foreman, Garrett Reisman and Japanese astronaut Takao Doi. Johnson, Behnken and Foreman will be making their first spaceflight.
During the 16-day mission, the crew's two prime objectives are to deliver and attach to the International Space Station the first component of Japan's new laboratory called Kibo, as well as Canada's new robotics system, the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, or Dextre. STS-123 is the 25th shuttle mission to the International Space Station.
Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Leopold Eyharts, who arrived at the station aboard Atlantis in February, will return to Earth with the Endeavour crew as Reisman takes his place on the station.
Info from the NASA.gov website
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Countdown/Mission Elapsed Time Clock

Watch Launch and Mission LIVE
HERE to view
*View STS-123 Interactive Timeline - Here *
I’ll be posting on all the spacewalks over the next few days so check back!!!
Photo credit: NASA
UPDATE: 1:45am CDT
* Endeavour Lifts Off !!! *
Lighting up the dark night sky... Space Shuttle Endeavour roared off the launch pad on time, (1:28am CDT,) beginning the 25th mission to the International Space Station.
Job well done!

GOD SPEED to the Crew of STS-123 Endeavour...

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