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Endeavour Arrives at Launch Pad 39A



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468


  	*Endeavour Arrives at Launch Pad 39A*

Space Shuttle Endeavour at Launch Pad 39A.
Image above: Space Shuttle Endeavour stands at Kennedy Space Center's 
Launch Pad 39A. Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley
+ View Full Size Image 
<http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/170419main_07pd1831.jpg>

*07.11.07 - 1:45 p.m. EDT*
Space Shuttle Endeavour is in place at Launch Pad 39A after an overnight 
journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building. Moving at less than one mile 
an hour atop the crawler-transporter, the shuttle assembly began the 
3.4-mile trip at 8:10 p.m. EDT June 10 and arrived at the pad at 2:30 
a.m. July 11. Endeavour was "hard down" -- or secured in place -- on the 
pad at 3:02 a.m.

During the STS-118 mission, Endeavour will carry into orbit the S5 
truss, SPACEHAB module and external stowage platform 3. The payload was 
delivered July 8 to the launch pad's payload changeout room.

NASA is quickly gearing up for the shuttle's next visit to the 
International Space Station, targeted for launch Aug. 7 at 7:02 p.m. The 
mission will mark the first flight of Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan, 
the teacher-turned-astronaut whose association with NASA began more than 
20 years ago.

STS-118 will be the first flight for Endeavour since 2002.

*Mission Information*
+ STS-118 Mission Overview 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts118/index.html> 

+ STS-117 Mission Archive 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts117/main/index.html> 



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