Friday, December 4, 2009

Latest Space Shuttle News


In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians are halfway terminate with a three-day leak test on space shuttle Endeavour's environmental control and life support system, as well as structural leak tests.

The space shuttle's move, also known as rollover, to the Vehicle Assembly Building is scheduled for Dec. 12. Once inside, the Endeavour will be elevated and then lowered onto the waiting mobile launcher platform where the massive external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters stand ready.

Today, the six STS-130 astronauts in Houston are studying flight procedures at NASA's Johnson space center.

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


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