Status Report

Weather Forecast “Go” For Landing

By SpaceRef Editor
May 31, 2011
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Weather Forecast “Go” For Landing

Space shuttle Endeavour’s crew continues to prepare for Wednesday’s 2:35 a.m. landing at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The entry team of flight controllers has been in Houston’s Mission Control Center since 7 p.m. EDT and deorbit preparations are scheduled to begin at 9:26 p.m. Weather is forecast “go” for landing.

Space shuttle Atlantis now is moving out of Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building headed for Launch Pad 39A. First motion was at 8:42 p.m. EDT.

Technicians repaired a minor hydraulic leak on a corner valve for the jacking and elevation system on the crawler-transporter, which delayed the scheduled 8 p.m. rollout start.

The media Q&A with Atlantis’ four astronauts on NASA TV is expected about 9:15 p.m.

SpaceRef staff editor.