Space Shuttle Endeavor final launch is scheduled for Friday
(Best Syndication News) - NASA has announced that they have scheduled the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour to be this Friday, April 29, 2011 at 3:47 p.m. (ET) from the NASA Kennedy Space Center. So far, the countdown is going on as planned for the STS-134 mission for the Endeavor. NASA's Space Shuttle Program will end this year. The last Space Shuttle and STS-135 mission will be with Atlantis which is scheduled tentatively for June 28, 2011.
NASA Television will be having a pre-launch news conference at 11 a.m. (ET). You can view the channel either on cable or satellite provider channels or you can watch it online at www.nasa.gov/ntv.
If the Space Shuttle Endeavor is launched as plan it will go into space for 14 days during returning on May 13. The Endeavor has been used for over 19 years.
The STS-134 will have the astronauts deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the space station. This equipment took 15 years in the making to put together. The AMS is a high energy particle physics experiment which was built with the help of 16 different countries. The equipment will be help scientists investigate the origin of dark matter, antimatter, and more. The astronauts will also be delivering two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for Dextre.
BY: N Wilson