Saturday, February 06, 2010

Shuttle Unveiling, Bolden News Briefing On Tap

NASA will unveil Endeavour at its Kennedy Space Center launch pad today as countdown clocks tick toward a planned launch early Sunday of six astronauts on the last major International Space Station assembly mission.

Endeavour and its crew remain scheduled to blast off from Launch Complex 39A at 4:39 a.m. Sunday, the middle of a 10-minute opportunity to send the shuttle off on a ground-up rendezvous for a docking at the international outpost.

The huge Rotating Service Structure at the pad is scheduled to be back away from Endeavour at 8 a.m. Refresh this page to see the move in sequential still video images on the live video camera view on the left above.

Also coming up: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will hold a news conferences at 10 a.m. Saturday to discuss President Obama's plan to cancel Project Constellation and the road ahead for the nation's space program. You can watch the briefing live here in The Flame Trench. Simply click the NASA TV box on the right side of the page to launch our NASA TV viewer and live coverage of the event.

Join us also for:

++Coverage of External Tank Fuel-loading Operations beginning at 7 p.m. today.

Engineers are scheduled to start flowing more than a half-million gallons of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen into the shuttle's 15-story external tank at 7:14 p.m.

We'll be blogging and texting through the night. Go HERE to sign up for text alerts. A word of warning: We'll be texting shuttle launch updates throughout the earliest hours of early Sunday.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boldin = Obama puppet.

Mark Lopa said...

Hello Endeavour! I can't believe there will now be only four more unveilings.

Anonymous said...

I hope all the space workers that supported our President who wanted change, received the change they expected for our Great Space program.....DeltaDog

Anonymous said...

President Obama is making a serious mistake cancelling the Space Shuttle. President Obama is like President Nixon, who cancelled Project Apollo and scrapped the Saturn V production facilities.

President Obama could have saved the Space Shuttle; but, he does keep his word to Florida voters.