May 3, 2011

Endeavour launch no earlier than May 10th

NASA space shuttle and International Space Station managers met Monday and determined that Tuesday, May 10 is the earliest Endeavour could be launched on the STS-134 mission. That date is success oriented based on preliminary schedules to replace a faulty Load Control Assembly (LCA) box in the orbiter’s aft compartment.

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Image left: At NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A, a technician makes his way across a platform in space shuttle Endeavour’s aft section as work begins to remove and replace the aft load control assembly-2 (ALCA-2). Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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There will be a nice very visible pass of the International Space Station over Louisville, Ky on Wednesday evening, May 4th at 9:30 pm. ISS will rise out of the north-north west, peak about 60 degrees off the northeast horizon and disappear to the southeast.

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