Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Shuttle Atlantis to Launch Pad, Finally


The weather finally cooperated and NASA was able to roll the Shuttle Atlantis to launch pad 39B. The 4.2 mile journey started just after 1 a.m. and took about seven hours.
This is the second of 15 remaining flights needed to complete the construction of the International Space Station.

In a related story, Space.com is reporting that NASA administrator Mike Griffin has put a Hubble Space Telescope service mission back on the table. The only sticking point is, of course, the safety of the crew. Most likely Atlantis would fly that mission.
No confirmation yet, but surely a year's worth of successful flights would make the prospect much more likely...

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