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STS-127 Astronauts Reach Launch Pad 39A
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:30:04 PM GMT
Space shuttle Endeavour's seven astronauts have arrived at Launch Pad 39A, where they'll strap into their seats in the crew module one at a time with the assistance of the closeout crew.
The countdown continues smoothly this afternoon. Weather at Kennedy remains at a 60-percent chance of favorable weather for launch this evening. Storms in the area are forecast to move away by launch time as the East coast seabreeze moves to the west. Launch managers and weather officers are in frequent contact and are monitoring conditions closely.
Tanking operations are complete and Endeavour's external fuel tank is fully loaded with its supercold liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellants. Weather permitting, liftoff remains on schedule for 6:03 p.m. EDT.
Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
and as usual we don't get to see the live action unfolding in space as we view - cut away to repeat launch, or a picture of - well the shuttle ...
You can only imagine what is happening up there..