Thursday, September 11, 2008

Endeavour Moves To VAB today

This morning at Kennedy Space Center, shuttle Endeavour is moving from its processing hangar to the Vehicle Assembly Building, where it will be mated to an external tank and twin solid rocket boosters. That operation is scheduled for later today.

Check the The Flame Trench later for updates once rollover is complete, as well as images as soon as they become available.

Officials plan to move Endeavour to launch pad 39B on Sept. 18, where it will be on standby to fly a rescue mission if shuttle Atlantis is damaged during the final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis is already on Pad 39A.

If no rescue is needed, Endeavour will be moved to pad 39A for launch at 8:43 p.m. Nov. 12, on a mission to outfit the International Space Station.

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