Status Report

Liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour

By SpaceRef Editor
May 16, 2011
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Liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of six astronauts are headed for space, ready to begin their 16-day mission to the International Space Station. The climb to orbit takes about 8 1/2 minutes.

Following a relatively smooth countdown, the weather cooperated leading to an on-time liftoff from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:56 a.m. EDT.

NASA TV will air a post-launch news conference at no earlier than 10 a.m. and on the Web at

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