Pad Storm Data Reviewed, STS-134 Payload Testing Today

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

image Engineers will meet today to review all data collected following severe storms that hit NASA's Kennedy Space Center last week, causing minor damage to space shuttle Endeavour's external tank foam insulation. The spacecraft was not damaged.

Also, crews at Kennedy's Launch Pad 39A will perform tests on Endeavour's payload, the Alphamagnetic Spectrometer-2, today.

NASA managers will hold a Flight Readiness Review on Tuesday, April 19, to assess the team's readiness to support launch. An official launch date will be selected at the conclusion of the meeting.

NASA has targeted the launch for Endeavour's STS-134 mission for 3:47 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 29 due to a scheduling conflict with a Russian Progress supply vehicle scheduled to launch April 27 and arrive at the station April 29.

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