Monday, March 30, 2009

Atlantis to Rollout to Launch Pad Tuesday

As the cool dew lays cover on the predawn of Tuesday morning, in the middle of a swamp field on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean the world's first reusable space vehicle will move from its assembly building to her launch pad to prepare for a return to earth orbit.

The space shuttle Atlantis will begin her 3.5 mile journey to launch complex 39 and pad A at 4:01 am EDT tomorrow.

Atlantis is currently scheduled to launch on a return servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope on May 12th. This will be the final flight to both repair and upgrade Hubble which was launch aboard Discovery in April 1990. This mission will hopefully extend Hubble's life through 2014.

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