Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Endeavour's Rollout to Pad Completed

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour perched atop the massive crawler transported has reached Launch Pad 39A.

First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building began at 4:13 a.m. EST and the 3.4-mile journey was completed and the shuttle secured, or "hard down" on the pad by 10:37 a.m.

This is the next major milestone met for the upcoming STS-130 mission to deliver the Tranquility node and cupola to the International Space Station.

Endeavour's launch is targeted for 4:39 a.m. Feb. 7.

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