NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis to Move to Launch Pad Saturday

Special to HarpBlaster.com News Wire

Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 10, as preparations for the STS-122 mission move forward. Atlantis is targeted to lift off Dec. 6 on an 11-day mission to the International Space Station.

The first motion of the shuttle out of Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building is scheduled for 4 a.m. EST. The 3.4-mile journey to the launch pad is expected to take about six hours.

The STS-122 mission will deliver the European Space Agency’s Columbus Laboratory to the International Space Station, bring a new crew member to the outpost and return another to Earth.

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