Sunday, May 31, 2009

Endeavour Arrives at Launch Pad 39-A Today

The space shuttle Endeavour was moved this morning from one launch pad to another to prepare for her upcoming mission to the international space station in 13 days.

As blue skies and beautiful weather provided a backdrop here at the Kennedy Space Center, technicians began moving the mobile launcher platform with the space shuttle stack riding a top at 3:16 am EDT on th
is Sunday morning. Departing launch complex 39 and pad B, Endeavour took 8 1/2 hours to travel to 39-A and was hard down at 11:42 am.

Space shuttle program managers have only three days during the middle of June to launch Endeavour on the STS-127 mission. If this flight cannot launch on either June 13, 14 or 15, then the STS-127 mission will have to stand down until July 12th due to two NASA rocket launches here at Cape Canaveral.

NASA - KSC HD images

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