Monday, May 11, 2009

Space Shuttle launch today

The Space Shuttle launch is today. Atlantis is set to launch at 2:01 p.m. EDT on a mission to upgrade the world's most famous telescope.

[via] At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis and crew are nearing liftoff at Launch Pad 39A. They're ready to begin the final mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

The countdown clock is holding at T-9 minutes. This is the last built-in hold today and is scheduled to last about 40 minutes.

A five-person "Red Team" is at the launch pad to check ice formation on the liquid hydrogen umbilical.

The weather forecast remains "go" at the launch site and the Transoceanic Abort Landing site in Moron, Spain, as the countdown clock ticks backward toward an on-time launch at 2:01 p.m. EDT. See the launch live.


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