Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Crew Prepare for Next Mission

Technicians in Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are preparing space shuttle Endeavour for its move to the Vehicle Assembly Building on Dec. 12.

They're taking samples and filling the nitrogen gas system of the environmental control and life support system for the shuttle. Techs also are conducting tests of the space shuttle main engine and aerosurface hydraulics today. The team finished the brake, anti-skid and nose wheel steering checks yesterday.

Endeavour's STS-130 mission astronauts ‪are conducting a variety of systems training exercises today at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.