Thursday, July 02, 2009

STS-127 Gets Go for July 11

Following the successful completion of tanking tests, NASA has set a launch target for STS-127. Technicians replaced parts on the external tank and no leaks were found after it was filled.

Endeavour's launch on the STS-127 mission is targeted for 7:39 PM EDT (2339 UTC) on Saturday, July 11. The 16-day mission to the International Space Station will feature five EVAs. These will complete construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. Astronauts will attach a platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow experiments to be exposed to space.