[sarex] NASA's Shuttle Endeavour Set for Move to Vehicle Assembly Building
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Wed Jun 27 15:30:05 PDT 2007
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>> June 27, 2007
>> John Yembrick
>> Headquarters, Washington 202-358-0602
>> George Diller
>> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
>> NASA'S SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR SET FOR MOVE TO VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING
>> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In preparation for the STS-118 mission to the
>> International Space Station, NASA is scheduled to rollover space
>> shuttle Endeavour from its hanger, the Orbiter Processing Facility,
>> to the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building on Monday,
>> July 2.
>> In the Vehicle Assembly Building, crews will mate Endeavour to its
>> external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters.
>> The next milestone for Endeavour is the 3.4-mile rollout to Launch
>> Pad 39A, planned for July 11. Endeavour is targeted for launch in
>> early August. During the 11-day mission to the station, Endeavour's
>> crew of seven astronauts will add the Starboard 5 (S5) segment to the
>> right side of the station's backbone, or truss, deliver 5,000 pounds
>> of supplies and conduct repairs.
>> The mission will be Endeavour's first flight in more than four years.
>> The shuttle has undergone extensive modifications, including the
>> addition of safety upgrades already added to shuttles Discovery and
>> Atlantis. Endeavour also features new hardware, such as the
>> Station-to-Shuttle Power Transfer System that will allow the docked
>> shuttle to draw electrical power from the station and extend its
>> visits to the orbiting lab.
>> Video of the rollover will air on NASA Television's Video File. For
>> NASA TV downlink, streaming video and video file scheduling
>> information, visit:
>> For information about the STS-118 mission and its crew, visit:
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