Next Shuttle Launch is Go; Universe Today Will Be There

Article written: 27 Jan , 2010
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015


Liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour for the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station has been been given the go-ahead, and launch is scheduled for Feb. 7 at 4:39 a.m. EST. Universe Today will be at the launch to provide on-site coverage of all the pre- and post-launch events, and we look forward to sharing the experience with you. This is likely the last night launch of the space shuttle, and it should be a beautiful sight.

STS-130 will bring the Tranquility node and a cupola, a 7-window observation portal for the ISS. Mission managers said at a press briefing today that the issue with problematic ammonia coolant hoses on the module has been resolved. The 7-member crew will carry out three spacewalks to install and outfit the Tranquility node.


3 Responses

  1. Fluffmachine says

    Ah! Congrats! Gla to see that you guys are going and can’t wait for the launch!

  2. ND says

    Looks like they put the shuttle through a car wash. It looks clean and new.

  3. jennifer60201 says

    Hey, our family will be there, too! Packing right now. 🙂

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