Status Report

Endeavour, Weather Look Good for Monday Launch

By SpaceRef Editor
May 13, 2011
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Endeavour, Weather Look Good for Monday Launch

Teams at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida continue to prepare space shuttle Endeavour for a liftoff on Monday at 8:56 a.m. EDT. Everything is going on schedule reported NASA Test Director Jeff Spaulding.

“I’m really proud of our teams working so hard over the last couple of weeks,” said Spaulding. “All the teams here at Kennedy and all the other centers have done an outstanding job to get us ready for this launch on this historic and final flight of space shuttle Endeavour.”

Joe Delai, STS-134 payload manager said all is ready to go and he and his teams are ready to support this launch.

Shuttle Weather Officer Kathy Winters reported that the current forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of acceptable conditions a launch time. There may be some storm disturbance around the time the rotating service structure is to be rolled back, now scheduled to begin at noon on Sunday, but launch day is looking good for Kennedy and also for booster recovery and abort landing sites.

NASA Managers will conduct a prelaunch news conference scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday and will air on NASA TV and

SpaceRef staff editor.