Launch Preparations Remain on ScheduleSat, 06 Feb 2010 06:55:51 AM PST
for space shuttle Endeavour's launch remain on schedule. The rotating
service structure was rolled away from Endeavour this morning,
completing the move at 8:39 a.m. EST.
Weather remains forecast 80 percent "go" for Sunday's 4:39 a.m. launch.
Countdown coverage on NASA TV and NASA's Launch Blog begins at 11:30 p.m. tonight.
Image above: Flags fly near Launch Pad
39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida following the move of the
rotating service structure from around space shuttle Endeavour. Image
credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Endeavour's STS-130 Mission
Commander George Zamka will lead the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Endeavour. Terry Virts will serve as the pilot. Mission Specialists are Nicholas Patrick, Robert Behnken, Stephen Robinson and Kathryn Hire. Virts will be making his first trip to space.
Shuttle Endeavour and its crew will deliver to the space station a third connecting module, the Italian-built Tranquility node and the seven-windowed cupola, which will be used as a control room for robotics. The mission will feature three spacewalks.
Liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is scheduled for February 7, 2010, at 4:39 a.m. EST