Monday, May 11, 2009

Live at KSC: Atlantis fueled and ready

Fueling was completed at 7:39 a.m., as Atlantis is readied for a 2:01 p.m. launch on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

The countdown has paused at T minus three hours for a planned hold lasting two hours and thirty minutes. The clock will pick up again at 10:11 a.m.

Final inspection of the orbiter, fuel tank and solid rocket boosters is underway. The walkdown team is making its way down the scaffolding around Atlantis.

Stay with us here all day for countdown status updates and other news, notes, live pictures and video. Our live broadcast from Kennedy Space Center begins around 8:30 a.m., with a lineup of special guests lasting throughout the countdown. And, if you can't be near a computer, you can always sign up for our text message alerts. Click here if you haven't already signed up.

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