Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Countdown to Launch, Astros Fly to Kennedy

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 08:23:54 PM GMT+0530

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, crews continue preparing space shuttle Endeavour and Launch Pad 39A for launch. Primary activity for this afternoon is the pressurization of the shuttle's main propulsion system.

The STS-130 astronauts will fly to Kennedy tonight in Shuttle Training Aircraft, which are modified Gulfstream II jets. Landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility is expected around 10:30 p.m. EST. NASA TV will air the crew's arrival live on the Web at www.nasa.gov/ntv.

Liftoff of Endeavour to the International Space Station is set for 4:39 a.m. Feb. 7. The countdown to launch begins 2 a.m. Thursday.