Endeavour Rolls To Launch Pad for November Launch

Endeavour Rolls To Launch Pad for November Launch
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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