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Space Shuttle Endeavour Moves to Launch Pad



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C 331468

> July 11, 2007
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> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-0602
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> George Diller
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468
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> SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR MOVES TO LAUNCH PAD
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> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour completed a 3.4-mile 
> journey to launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on 
> Wednesday shortly after 3 a.m. EDT. 
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> After a one-day weather delay, Endeavour left Kennedy's Vehicle 
> Assembly Building at 8:10 p.m., Tuesday, traveling at less than 1 mph 
> atop a massive crawler-transporter. While at the pad, the shuttle 
> will undergo final testing, payload installation and a "hot fire" 
> test of auxiliary power units. After final testing, the rotating 
> service structure will be moved around the vehicle to protect it from 
> the elements. 
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> Endeavour is targeted to lift off Aug. 7 on an 11-day STS-118 mission 
> to the International Space Station. Endeavour's crew includes 
> Commander Scott Kelly, Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and mission specialists 
> Tracy Caldwell, Rick Mastracchio, Barbara Morgan, Alvin Drew and 
> Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams.
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> The crew is due to arrive at Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility at 
> approximately 7 p.m. on July 16 to participate in the Terminal 
> Countdown Demonstration Test, a launch dress rehearsal. Media 
> interested in attending should arrive at Kennedy's press site by 5:30 
> p.m. for transportation to the facility. 
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> Video file of rollout will be available on NASA Television. For NASA 
> TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, 
> visit: 
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> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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> For information about the STS-118 crew and mission, visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle 
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