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NASA Starts Space Shuttle Endeavour Countdown Aug.



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John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington
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George Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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	07.30.07


NASA Starts Space Shuttle Endeavour Countdown Aug. 4

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA will start the launch countdown for space 
shuttle Endeavour's STS-118 mission at 9 p.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 4, at 
the T-43 hour point. The countdown includes 27 hours, 3 minutes of 
built-in hold time leading to a preferred launch time at approximately 
7:02 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 7. The launch window extends an additional 
five minutes.

During the 11-day mission to the International Space Station, 
Endeavour's crew will add another truss segment to the expanding 
station, install a new gyroscope and add a spare parts platform. The 
flight will have at least three spacewalks. It also will debut a new 
system that enables docked shuttles to draw electrical power from the 
station to extend visits to the outpost.

A detailed list of launch countdown milestones and times is available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news/index.html



This mission is the 119th space shuttle flight, the 20th flight for 
Endeavour and the 22nd U.S. flight to the International Space Station. 
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.

For more information about the STS-118 crew and mission to the space 
station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html>



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