Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:40:02 -0500
Launch Pad 39A technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center have opened space shuttle Endeavour’s airlock hatch in preparation for a functional checkout of the astronaut’s spacewalking suits that will take place on Thursday.
At NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the STS-134 crew will review camp out procedures today for the mission’s spacewalks. Meanwhile, Commander Mark Kelly and Pilot Greg H. Johnson will practice landings in the shuttle training aircraft at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico.
The Flight Readiness Review for Endeavour’s flight to the International Space Station will be held on Tuesday, April 19. NASA managers will announce the official launch date during a briefing at the conclusion of the meeting.
Endeavour is targeted to lift off on its final mission 3:47 p.m. EDT, April 29