Endeavour Rolls To Launch Pad for November Launch

Oct 23, 2008
Space shuttle Endeavour begins its slow move from launch Pad 39B to Launch Pad 39A on Thursday morning. Photo: NASA/Kim Shiflett

(PhysOrg.com) -- Space shuttle Endeavour began moving off Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Thursday morning at 8:28. It will take about seven hours to reposition the shuttle for launch on Launch Pad 39A. Launch is targeted for Nov. 14 at 7:55 p.m. EST.

Endeavour will carry the Leonardo cargo module, NASA’s version of a U-Haul, to the International Space Station during the mission, which is designated STS-126. The Leonardo is carrying about 9 1/2 tons of equipment and supplies.

The Leonardo module is waiting inside a clean room at the launch pad. It will be bolted inside Endeavour’s payload bay after the shuttle is in place on the launch pad.

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