[sarex] STS-118 Countdown Rehearsal Set to Begin
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Fri Jul 13 18:14:34 PDT 2007
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*STS-118 Countdown Rehearsal Set to Begin*
Image above: Space Shuttle Endeavour stands at Kennedy Space Center's
Launch Pad 39A. Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley
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*07.13.07 - 10 a.m. EDT*
The seven-member crew of STS-118 is set to arrive at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center in Florida on Monday for the terminal countdown
demonstration test. Often referred to as TCDT, the test is a final round
of prelaunch training that concludes with a simulated launch countdown
for the crew and the launch team.
Space Shuttle Endeavour arrived at Launch Pad 39A early July 11 after an
overnight rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building. The STS-118
payload -- including the S5 truss, SPACEHAB module and external stowage
platform 3 -- was delivered July 8 to the pad's payload changeout room.
The STS-118 mission will be the 22nd flight to the International Space
Station and first flight for Endeavour since 2002. Launch is targeted
for the evening of Aug. 7.
+ STS-118 Mission Overview
+ STS-117 Mission Archive
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