Friday, May 14, 2010

Atlantis Space Shuttle Launch Today

NASA update as Fri, 14 May 2010 10:01:39 AM CDT regarding the Space Shuttle launch happening this Friday afternoon.

Space shuttle Atlantis' six astronauts are boarding space shuttle Atlantis. Prelaunch activities continue on schedule as teams prepare for Atlantis' liftoff at 2:20 p.m. EDT.

The shuttle's external tank is fully loaded with more than a half million gallons of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen. The fueling process started on time at 4:55 a.m. and finished at 7:56 a.m. as the tank entered "stable replenish." The launch team is not tracking any issues at this point that would prevent an on-time launch.

Weather remains favorable, with STS-132 Weather Officer Todd McNamara predicting a 70 percent chance of good conditions at launch time.


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