The Rollouts Continue

Space Shuttle Atlantis is set to roll out to launch pad 39A tomorrow, Wednesday 14th October. For anyone interested in watching something that moves a little faster than drying paint, you can click one of the NASATV links to the right, and don't forget to set your alarm for 6am EDT!

Mission STS-129 is targetted to launch on November 12th to the ISS as the Shuttle program winds down by finishing construction of the orbital outpost. This is an outfitting mission that will deliver a pair of external logistics carriers and spare parts for the station, including a massive gyroscope used for orientation of the station.

STS-129 crew patchLaunch Target:
Nov. 12, 2009
Mission Number:
(129th space shuttle flight)
Launch Window:
10 minutes
Launch Pad:
Mission Duration:
11 days
Landing Site:
51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
Primary Payload:
31st station flight (ULF3), EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 1 (ELC1), EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 2 (ELC2)

So, is that all that's happening then?

Before then there are two Russian launches to the ISS planned, a Progress resupply mission on Thursday, October 15th, and a Soyuz launch on November 10th that will attach the Mini Research module MRM2 to the Russian segment of the station. It's a busy time in orbit as the completion date approaches. Check out the upcoming launch schedule here.

Happy Spacing Spacers!

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