Monday, July 24, 2006

Shuttle Atlantis Readied for August Mission


SpaceflightNow.com is reporting the shuttle Atlantis has been prepped for mating to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters. This is all in preparation for an August flight to the International Space Station where it will continue the expansion of the station, specifically, it will attach a long steel truss to the existing structure.

Spaceflight Now has a nice section devoted completely to the shuttle missions. Find photos, video clips, detailed mission analysis and the future mission schedule.

They even blogged the slow tedious move to the Vehicle Assembly Building. Here's an excerpt:

7:24 a.m. EDT
The move has not yet commenced. But the transporter just started its engine.


Now that's exciting stuff...

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