Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Endeavour on Track for Saturday's Move to the VAB

STS-130 crew members
Technicians in Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are working to get space shuttle Endeavour ready to be lowered onto its wheels in preparation for its move into the Vehicle Assembly Building.

Yesterday, the shuttle was powered down, the tires pressurized and the side hatch closed for its upcoming move, known as rollover, scheduled to start at 7 a.m. EST Saturday. Once in the VAB, the shuttle will be lifted and attached to the waiting external tank and twin solid rocket boosters.

The six STS-130 mission astronauts are conducting an integrated entry simulation in the motion base simulator today at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.


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