Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Endeavour to Launch on Saturday!
Endeavour (STS-127) will launch on Saturday June 13, 2008 at 7:17 a.m. EDT from pad 39A. Currently there is only a 20% chance of weather prohibiting launch..so we should be good to go! :)
The goals of the 16-day are to deliver and attach the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility and Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section. The facility will provide a type of "front porch" for experiments in the exposed environment, and a robotic arm that will be attached to the Kibo Pressurized Module and used to position experiments outside the station. The mission will include five spacewalks. Other milestones include to replacing aging solar array batteries, delivering critical spare parts, and to ferry Astronaut Tim Kopra to ISS and replace him by bringing home Japanese Astronaut Koichi Wakata.