Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Atlantis Moves to Launch Pad for May Launch

Atlantis nears launch pad-39A at 7:55 am EDT (above)

The space shuttle Atlantis began the first motions toward her mid-May launch this morning as the huge shuttle stack departed the vehicle assembly building here at the Kennedy Space Center for her seaside launch pad.

First motion occurred at 3:54 am EDT, and should arrive at launch complex 39-A at 10AM. Liftoff is currently scheduled for May 12th on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

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