Rachel Prucey
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
July 13, 2009
RELEASE : M09-82
Space Shuttle Endeavour Scheduled to Launch Today
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media and the public are invited today to observe the live televised broadcast of the launch of STS-127 space shuttle Endeavour in the Exploration Center at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Endeavour's launch attempt is scheduled at 3:51 p.m. PDT, today, Monday, July 13. NASA TV coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. PDT.

The 16-day STS-127 mission will feature five spacewalks and complete final construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. Astronauts will attach a platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow experiments to be exposed to space.

WHAT: An opportunity to watch the live televised broadcast of the launch of STS-127 space shuttle Endeavour, which will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and will be televised live on NASA TV.

WHEN: The Exploration Center will open today at 3:30 p.m. PDT and remain open until 30 minutes after launch. Launch is scheduled for 3:51 p.m. PDT.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Exploration Center, located at the main gate, Moffett Field. To reach NASA Ames, take U.S. Highway 101 to the Moffett Field, NASA Parkway exit and drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate and bear right into the parking lot. The Exploration Center is located in the large white dome.

On launch day, a blog originating from Kennedy will update the countdown. The blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to launch. During the mission, visitors to NASA's shuttle Web site can read about the crew's progress and watch the spacewalks live. As Endeavour's flight wraps up, NASA will offer a blog detailing the spacecraft's return to Earth.

For information about Endeavour's crew and mission and to read online updates, including a webcast and a blog, visit:

To watch Endeavour's launch online, tune in to NASA Television, at:

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