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STS-112 READY FOR TODAYS' LAUNCH



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC with previous permission of Houston Chronicle


Oct. 7, 2002, 6:30AM

With problem fixed, today's shuttle launch is a go
>From staff and wire reports
Atlantis  (STS-112) 


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA has fixed a heat control problem that
threatened today's launch and for the first time will transmit live views
from atop the shuttle Atlantis as the spacecraft thunders from its
Florida launch pad. 

A video camera mounted near the tip of the shuttle's towering orange
external fuel tank will transmit on NASA-TV, on Kennedy Space Center's
Web site at ksc.nasa.gov and on houstonchronicle.com/space. 

Transmission will begin seven seconds before liftoff, which is set for
3:46 p.m., EDT. NASA has an 11-minute window to launch Atlantis on its
11-day mission with six astronauts on board for the trip to the
international space station. 

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