Science and Exploration

Space Shuttle Endeavour Rollout to Launch Pad

By Marc Boucher
January 7, 2010
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Space shuttle Endeavour was moved Jan. 6 from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its STS-130 mission to the International Space Station. The move is referred to as a “rollout.”

Endeavour is targeted to launch Feb. 7. During its 13-day mission, the shuttles six astronauts will deliver a third connecting module, the Tranquility node, to the space station.

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