Final Preparations Underway for this Morning’s Launch of Space Shuttle

Ready for Flight

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, flags wave briskly on Launch Pad 39A. The rotating service structure has been rolled away from space shuttle Endeavour in preparation for the shuttle’s upcoming launch.

Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
May 14, 2011

Endeavour Space Shuttle Endeavour is slated to launch at 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16. During the mission, Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and spare equipment to the Space Station, including spare parts for Dextre.


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