Status Report

Preparations Move Forward for STS-135

By SpaceRef Editor
June 7, 2011
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Preparations Move Forward for STS-135

Today at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, launch pad technicians are loading oxidizer into space shuttle Atlantis’ forward and aft reaction control systems. Both solid rocket booster hydraulic power units have been filled with hydrazine and the tanks have been pressurized.

The four STS-135 crew members are set to fly back to their home base at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston where they will resume training for the upcoming mission. The astronauts are expected to depart from Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility in T-38 jets this morning.

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