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NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour Now Scheduled to Launch Wednesday

By SpaceRef Editor
July 13, 2009
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NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour Now Scheduled to Launch Wednesday

Space shuttle Endeavour’s launch to the International Space Station has been postponed until Wednesday, July 15, due to poor weather conditions within the launch area at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff is scheduled for 3:03 p.m. PDT.

Today’s attempt was canceled when anvil clouds and storm cells containing lightning flared up toward the end of the countdown, violating stringent launch safety rules.

A postponement briefing will air today live on NASA Television at 5 p.m. PDT. The participants will be Mike Moses, launch integration manager and Pete Nickolenko, STS-127 shuttle launch director.

News media and the public are invited to observe the live televised broadcast of Endeavour’s launch Wednesday in the Exploration Center at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

The 16-day STS-127 mission will feature five spacewalks and complete final construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo laboratory. Astronauts will attach a platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow experiments to be exposed to space.

WHAT: An opportunity to watch the live televised broadcast of the launch of STS-127 space shuttle Endeavour, which will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and will be televised live on NASA TV.

WHEN: The Exploration Center will open at 10 a.m. PDT, Wednesday, July 15, and remain open until 4 p.m. PDT. Launch is scheduled for 3:03 p.m. PDT.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Exploration Center, located at the main gate, Moffett Field. To reach NASA Ames, take U.S. Highway 101 to the Moffett Field, NASA Parkway exit and drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate and bear right into the parking lot. The Exploration Center is located in the large white dome.

On launch day, a blog originating from Kennedy Space Center will update the countdown. The blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to launch. During the mission, visitors to NASA’s shuttle Web site can read about the crew’s progress and watch the spacewalks live. As Endeavour’s flight wraps up, NASA will offer a blog detailing the spacecraft’s return to Earth.

For information about Endeavour’s crew and mission and to read online updates, including a webcast and a blog, visit:

To watch Endeavour’s launch online, tune in to NASA Television, at:

SpaceRef staff editor.