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Friday, July 8, 2011

Atlantis set for Friday final launch NASA - Space Shuttle

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  • Tanking Begins On Time, Weather Remains 30 Percent Chance of Favorable Weather

    Fri, 08 Jul 2011 01:19:28 AM CDT

    Fueling of space shuttle Atlantis’s external fuel tank with more than 500,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen began on time at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A at 2:01 a.m. EDT. The launch team will closely monitor the weather throughout the process. Weather remains at a 30 percent chance of favorable weather for liftoff at 11:26 a.m. Teams are not working any issues that would delay the launch.


The Final Space Shuttle Mission: STS-135

Space shuttle Atlantis is revealed at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A following retraction of the pad's Rotating Service Structure. Image credit: NASA/Troy Cryder
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Space shuttle Atlantis is set to liftoff July 8 on the final flight of the shuttle program, STS-135, a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. Atlantis will carry a crew of four and the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module containing supplies and spare parts for the space station. The STS-135 astronauts are: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.
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STS-135 Resources
› Mission Summary (760KB PDF)
› Press Kit (11.4MB PDF)
› Commemorative Press Kit Cover (11x17 - 1.7MB PDF)
› Launch Countdown Milestones and Times
› Prelaunch Briefings and Events
› Crew Poster (2.35MB PDF)
› Mission Poster (2.23MB PDF)
› Atlantis Fact Sheet (300KB PDF)
› Atlantis Tribute Gallery

The Space Shuttle Era
› Space Shuttle Era Site
› The Space Shuttle - Interactive
› Shuttle Tribute Posters
› Shuttle Crew and Mission Posters
› Space Shuttle Spinoffs (312KB PDF)
› Space Shuttle Wall Chart (1MB PDF)
› Orbiter Status Updates
› Space Shuttle Era Fact Sheet (236 KB PDF)
› Discovery Fact Sheet (312KB PDF)
› Endeavour Fact Sheet (306KB PDF)
› Shuttle Commemorative Drawing by Brian Basset

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I've been watching it live, since about 3:30AM, TX Time. I'll probably have to go to Sleep before the launch, even if it goes as planned. But, I'm saving the Stream to watch later;)


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