Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cars Stream Into KSC For Endeavour Move

Shuttle Endeavour is ready to roll out to its Kennedy Space Center launch pad and out here at America's rocket ranch, it sort of looks like the famous scene from "Field Of Dreams."

Mounted atop a mobile launcher platform in High Bay 3 of the assembly building, Discovery will be hauled out to the pad by a giant crawler transporter originally built for the Apollo moon-landing project.

Streaming into a VIP viewing site just across Saturn Causeway are literally hundreds of people in a line of cars that stretches back to Kennedy Parkway.

Rollout preparations are on track and first motion of Endeavour on its last trip to the launch pad remains scheduled for 8 p.m.

We're told that the rollout will be carried on NASA TV so you can watch here In The Flame Trench. Click the NASA TV box on the right side of the page to launch our NASA TV viewer and live coverage.

Built to replace the lost orbiter Challenger, Endeavour will be making its 25th and final flight into space in mid-April. Launch is scheduled for 7:48 p.m. April 19. Mission commander Mark Kelly and his crew will haul a $1.5 billion particle physics experiment package up to the International Space Station.

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