Mar 6, 2008

Endeavour's STS-123 mission

A good news for all space enthusiasts. A pre-launch webcast, live blogs, podcasts, pictures and videos will highlight NASA's web coverage of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 mission to the International Space Station. The seven-astronaut crew of NASA's shuttle Endeavour are getting ready for the longest construction mission ever aimed at the International Space Station (ISS). During this mission they will add a Japanese-built laboratory, Kibo and a Canadian robot known as Dextre, to the growing orbiting laboratory.

The Endeavour crew members continue their training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, reviewing spacewalking procedures and practicing entry and landing inside the motion-based simulator. After completion of their pre-launch training for the STS-123 mission, the astronauts will fly in to Kennedy Space Center on Friday at about 9 p.m. EST.

A live webcast featuring Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette will start the in-depth online coverage of the mission at 11:30 a.m. EDT on March 10. Payette, who flew on STS-96, is scheduled to fly on the STS-127 mission in 2009.

A blog will update the launch countdown beginning about six hours before Endeavour is scheduled to lift off on March 11 at 2:28 a.m. If you are interested in space flight programs and wants to catch some live updates, you must visit This Link.


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