Monday, February 05, 2007
Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to be moved to the vehicle assembly building on Wednesday, where it will be attached to its external fuel tank and prepped for flight. Mission STS-117 is scheduled to lift-off March 15 and head straight for the International Space Station where the crew will install a 14 meter truss and re-arrange some solar arrays.
The crew of STS-117 has been prepping for some time and fully intends to make the most of their time in space, completing their mission on time and without mishaps. Although installing trusses and solar arrays may seem 'old hat', nothing is ever quite as easy in space as it seems to be during training on the ground.
Posted by Jerry Battiste at 8:00 PM