Thursday, March 24, 2011

Techs to Perform Payload and Spacecraft Inspections

Launch Pad 39A crews at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are preparing for the payload installation into space shuttle Endeavour's cargo bay scheduled . Today, technicians will open the payload bay doors and perform inspections on the spacecraft and payload. Meanwhile, the STS-134 crew will practice flying techniques in their T-38 training aircraft today at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Launch of Endeavour on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station is targeted for 7:48 p.m. EDT April 19. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid debris shields.

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