[sarex] Endeavour Arrives at Launch Pad 39A
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Wed Jul 11 15:15:09 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Endeavour Arrives at Launch Pad 39A*
Space Shuttle Endeavour at Launch Pad 39A.
Image above: Space Shuttle Endeavour stands at Kennedy Space Center's
Launch Pad 39A. Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley
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*07.11.07 - 1:45 p.m. EDT*
Space Shuttle Endeavour is in place at Launch Pad 39A after an overnight
journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building. Moving at less than one mile
an hour atop the crawler-transporter, the shuttle assembly began the
3.4-mile trip at 8:10 p.m. EDT June 10 and arrived at the pad at 2:30
a.m. July 11. Endeavour was "hard down" -- or secured in place -- on the
pad at 3:02 a.m.
During the STS-118 mission, Endeavour will carry into orbit the S5
truss, SPACEHAB module and external stowage platform 3. The payload was
delivered July 8 to the launch pad's payload changeout room.
NASA is quickly gearing up for the shuttle's next visit to the
International Space Station, targeted for launch Aug. 7 at 7:02 p.m. The
mission 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.
+ STS-118 Mission Overview
+ STS-117 Mission Archive
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