Shuttle on Track for Early Sunday Morning Launch

Shuttle on Track for Early Sunday Morning Launch

Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-130) is on track for launch at 4:39 am EST on Sunday, February 7. This will be the last night launch of the space shuttle and should be visible from many locations along the East Coast, weather permitting. NASA Administrator Bolden will hold a press conference at Kennedy Space Center at 10:00 am EST tomorrow (Saturday) that will be carried on NASA TV to talk about STS-130 and other NASA programs.

STS-130 will deliver the Tranquility module (also known as Node 3) and its Cupola to the International Space Station. After this flight, four more shuttle missions remain before the program is terminated. The remaining four flights and their currently scheduled launch dates are:

  • STS-131, Discovery, Mar. 18, 2010, MPLM and LMC
  • STS-132, Atlantis, May 14, 2010, ICC and MRM1
  • STS-134, Endeavour, July 29, 2010, AMS and ELC 3
  • STS-133, Discovery, Sept. 16, 2010, MPLM and ELC 4

According to, the option of an additional logistics mission, STS-135 (or STS 335), has been abandoned by NASA.

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