[sarex] Endeavour Readies for August Launch
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Fri Jul 6 14:19:45 PDT 2007
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*Endeavour Readies for August Launch*
Image above: In the Vehicle Assembly Building, Endeavour joins its
external tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform.
Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder
+ Full Size Image <http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/181716main_mating.jpg>
*07.06.07 - 3:30 p.m. EDT*
Space Shuttle Endeavour mating and launch processing operations are
under way in preparation for a rollout to Launch Pad 39A, which is
currently targeted for no earlier than July 10.
Weather permitting, the mission payload will be transferred to the
launch pad early Saturday.
NASA is quickly gearing up for the shuttle's next visit to the
International Station, targeted for an Aug. 7 launch. The mission will
deliver the S5 truss to the station and 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 be the first flight for Endeavour since 2002.
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