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Wednesday, September 6

Shuttle Crew ready for launch

Image Credit: NASA

The crew of the shuttle Atlantis are preparing for launch today. This mission will visit the International Space Station, and for the first time in over 4 years actualy add components to the space station. The main objective will be to add a new array of solar panels which will double the station's electricity generation capacity.

The launch is scheduled for 16:29 hrs GMT this afternoon. You should be able to catch the launch on NASA TV, and probably BBC News 24 TV channel.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:53 am

    You jinxed it Chris! Launch delayed 24hrs because of an "anomaly" with one of the power cells...