Monday, December 14, 2009

Endeavour Awaits Move to Pad

Endeavour rolls to the VAB
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour now is attached to its twin solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank atop the mobile launcher platform.

Rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A is slated for early January 2010.

The six STS-130 astronauts are practicing with some of the tools they'll be using on their spacewalks in addition to rehearsing thermal protection system repair techniques at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Shuttle Endeavour, with its payload of the Tranquility node and the seven-windowed Cupola module, is targeted to launch Feb. 4, 2010.


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