STS-130 Launch Coverage

    Blogger at the Launch Control Center
    Follow space shuttle Endeavour's exciting countdown to launch as Steve Siceloff blogs from inside Firing Room 3 at the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Continuous coverage of the launch begins at 11 p.m. Sunday for a launch attempt at 4:14 a.m. Monday from Kennedy.

    George Zamka leads the six-person crew on the mission to add the Tranquility module and a new "window on the world" to the International Space Station. Tranquility is the first new pressurized module to be carried to the orbiting laboratory since STS-124 took the pressurized section of the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" to the station in June 2008. But station residents couldn't be blamed for looking forward most of all to the cupola Endeavour will carry into space. Once at its place on the station, the cupola will afford station crew members a place to comfortably sit among seven windows and watch the Earth spin below them. And they won't even have to wear a spacesuit.

    NOTE: All times are posted in Eastern. Timestamps may appear in your local time.




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