Friday, July 31, 2009

Endeavour "GO" for DeOrbit Burn; Landing Today

Mission Control in Houston just gave the seven member crew of the space shuttle Endeavour a "Go" for the burn which will slow the ship down and drop it out of earth orbit.

The deorbit burn, in which Endeavour fires her breaking engines for nearly three minutes, will slow the spacecraft down and begin her free fall back to earth. The twin small engines will ignite at 9:41 am EDT.

Landing at the Kennedy Space Center is scheduled for 10:48 am, as the main gear hits runway 15 after nearly 16 days in space.

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