Atlantis To Move To Launch Pad Saturday

Atlantis viewed from the ISS

Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 10, as preparations for the STS-122 mission move forward.

Atlantis is targeted to lift off Dec. 6 on an 11-day mission to the International Space Station.

The first motion of the shuttle out of Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building is scheduled for 4 a.m. EST. The 3.4-mile journey to the launch pad is expected to take about six hours.

NASA Television will provide a live picture of Atlantis at the launch pad beginning at 6:30 a.m. Video highlights of the rollout will air on NASA TV's Video File segments.

Source: NASA


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