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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-02-2007 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Processing for STS-118 continues at Kennedy Space Center. Endeavour arrived inside the Vehicle Assembly Building this morning after a short roll from the nearby Orbiter Processing Facility. In the assembly building's transfer aisle, Endeavour will be lifted vertically, transferred to a high bay and attached to its external tank and solid rocket boosters.

The STS-118 mission will deliver the S5 truss to the International Space Station and will mark the first flight of an educator astronaut, Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan. Launch is targeted for Aug. 7.

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Source: Kennedy Space Center Camera 1

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posted 07-02-2007 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone heard the rollout time next week, or is it too soon for that?

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posted 07-03-2007 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I receieved a NASA report that stated "The next milestone for Endeavour is the 3.4-mile rollout to Launch Pad 39A, planned for July 11" No time was given

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posted 07-07-2007 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by James Brown:
Has anyone heard the rollout time next week, or is it too soon for that?
From a NASA release here is the roll out info:
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NASA's space shuttle Endeavour is targeted to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Tuesday, July 10, as preparations for the STS-118 mission continue.

First motion of Endeavour is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. EDT.


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After a short postponement from midnight to 3:00 a.m. EDT earlier this morning, NASA managers have decided to delay the rollout of Endeavour until 10:00 p.m. tonight due to poor weather conditions expected in the vicinity of Kennedy Space Center today.

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Endeavour's rollout to Pad 39A began ten minutes after 8:00 p.m. EDT tonight. The 3.4-mile journey typically takes six to seven hours. NASA TV will provide highlights.

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Endeavour arrived at Pad 39A at approximately 2:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday morning and was hard down at 3:02 a.m.

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To quote Bill Harwood (CBS): "Shuttle Endeavour atop pad 39A. Note from teacher: check spelling!"

Photos: at right, AP; at left, LaunchPhotography.com

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posted 07-11-2007 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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What a beautiful photo!

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Great photos..Nice to see Endeavour back on the pad once again!! It's been a while!!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-11-2007 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, that didn't take long...

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 07-11-2007 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
To quote Bill Harwood (CBS): "Shuttle Endeavour atop pad 39A. Note from teacher: check spelling!"
Reminds me of when I talked to Morgan, at an educators' conference not too long after STS-107. She said something to the effect of, "We were supposed to launch this November on Columbia, but that shuttle no longer exists." No, really?

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