NASA's Space Shuttle Minute

NASA's Space Shuttle Minute
10.30.08
 
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Welcome to the Space Shuttle Minute, your sixty-second look at NASA’s shuttle program.

I’m NASA Test Director Danny Zeno.

Workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida marked major milestones in preparation for the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-126.

“Leonardo,” one of NASA’s three Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules, was lifted from its work stand at the Space Station Processing Facility and placed inside a protective canister.

Secured inside the canister, “Leonardo” and the canister were lifted vertically and then taken slowly to Launch Pad 39A.

At the launch pad, a crane lifted the canister to the clean room so technicians could move “Leonardo” inside the rotating service structure on Oct. 22.

Endeavour arrived the next day on the back of a crawler. Endeavour had been at Launch Pad 39B in case it was needed during the STS-125 mission to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. With the Hubble mission postponed, Endeavour moved to Launch Pad 39A for lift off, targeted for Nov. 14.

For NASA, I’m Danny Zeno.

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