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NASA's Shuttle Endeavour Set for Move to Vehicle AssemblyBuilding




> SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
>
>> June 27, 2007
>>
>> John Yembrick
>> Headquarters, Washington 202-358-0602
>>
>> George Diller
>> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
>> 321-867-2468
>>
>> NASA'S SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR SET FOR MOVE TO VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING
>>
>> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In preparation for the STS-118 mission to the 
>> International Space Station, NASA is scheduled to rollover space 
>> shuttle Endeavour from its hanger, the Orbiter Processing Facility, 
>> to the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building on Monday, 
>> July 2.
>>
>> In the Vehicle Assembly Building, crews will mate Endeavour to its 
>> external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters.
>>
>> The next milestone for Endeavour is the 3.4-mile rollout to Launch 
>> Pad 39A, planned for July 11. Endeavour is targeted for launch in 
>> early August. During the 11-day mission to the station, Endeavour's 
>> crew of seven astronauts will add the Starboard 5 (S5) segment to the 
>> right side of the station's backbone, or truss, deliver 5,000 pounds 
>> of supplies and conduct repairs.
>>
>> The mission will be Endeavour's first flight in more than four years. 
>> The shuttle has undergone extensive modifications, including the 
>> addition of safety upgrades already added to shuttles Discovery and 
>> Atlantis. Endeavour also features new hardware, such as the 
>> Station-to-Shuttle Power Transfer System that will allow the docked 
>> shuttle to draw electrical power from the station and extend its 
>> visits to the orbiting lab.
>> Video of the rollover will air on NASA Television's Video File. For 
>> NASA TV downlink, streaming video and video file scheduling 
>> information, visit:
>>
>> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>> For information about the STS-118 mission and its crew, visit:
>>
>> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
>>
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