Friday, December 11, 2009

Endeavour on the Move Today

STS-130 Mission Specialist Kay Hire and Pilot Terry Virts
Space shuttle Endeavour is ready to leave its hangar and be transported to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Rollover is a major milestone to get a shuttle ready for its next mission.

Managers are meeting this morning to confirm everything is on track for Endeavour's move from Orbiter Processing Facility-2 to the VAB starting at 1 p.m. EST.

NASA TV will air live video coverage of rollover, which also is available online at

The team will spend the rest of the afternoon and this weekend attaching Endeavour to its two solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank on the mobile launcher platform.

Training for the STS-130 crew members at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston focuses on practicing robotics techniques in the fixed-based simulator today.


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