Thursday, October 23, 2008

Next Space Shuttle Mission in Mid November

* STS-126/Endeavour *
Target Launch Date: November 14th
Target Launch Time: 7:55pm EST

Image above: Space shuttle Endeavour begins its slow move from launch Pad 39B to Launch Pad 39A early this morning, Thursday, October 23, 2008
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Endeavour on its Way to 39A

.Oct. 23, 2008 -- Space shuttle Endeavour began moving off Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Thursday morning at 8:28. It will take about seven hours to reposition the shuttle for launch on Launch Pad 39A. Launch is targeted for Nov. 14 at 7:55 p.m. EST.

Endeavour will carry the Leonardo cargo module, NASA’s version of a U-Haul, to the International Space Station during the mission, which is designated STS-126. The Leonardo is carrying about 9 1/2 tons of equipment and supplies.

The Leonardo module is waiting inside a clean room at the launch pad. It will be bolted inside Endeavour’s payload bay after the shuttle is in place on the launch pad.
Here are some Interesting Links:
STS-126 Mission Summary (pdf)
Shuttle Section
> International Space Station
Click HERE for some cool shuttle mission imagery that points out significant changes in the configuration of the Space Station over the past few years
Above info/links/photos from the website

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