HEADER PHOTO — NASA public domain photo of the Endeavour on launch pad 39-A, late April 2011, exact date unknown. – credit photo, NASA
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LAUNCH UPDATE. NASA said Sunday, May 1, that repairs to the shuttle Endeavour will necessitate resetting of the launch clock and essentially starting the launch procedures from scratch. They sent the astronauts and their families back to Houston on Sunday.
The earliest Endeavour will launch will be Sunday, May 8.
STS-135’s shuttle, the Atlantis, remains scheduled to rollover from the OPF (the hangar) to the VAB (vehicle assembly building) on May 10, and to Launch Pad 39-A on May 20. The 135 mission, for now, remains scheduled for late June.
To learn more, or to see the full video from which the pictures below were lifted, go to the NASA web site, HERE.
The photos below were lifted from NASA video shown on NASA-TV, and to the media, on Sunday, May 1.