STS-127 Ferry Flight Departure Planned for Monday, June 1

The STS-125 ferry flight departure from Edwards AFB, Calif. is currently planned for 8:20 a.m. EDT (5:20 a.m. PDT) Monday, June 1. Sunday's weather briefing has concluded and the forecast looks favorable for the departure just before sunrise Monday. There will be a weather briefing at 6:15 p.m. EDT (3:15 a.m. PDT) Monday. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Endeavour completed its 3.4 mile trek from NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B to Launch Pad 39A and was secured to the pad at 11:42 a.m. Sunday, May 31. First motion was at 3:16 a.m.

Space Shuttle Missions: STS-125 and STS-127

Space shuttle Atlantis is shown suspended from a sling in the Mate-Demate Device at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center
Atlantis Lands; Endeavour Up Next
Space shuttle Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California on May 24, completing a 13-day journey of approximately 5.3 million miles in space. Atlantis will return to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida next week atop a modified 747 jet known as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

With Atlantis safely on Earth and the seven STS-125 astronauts back at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the shuttle team is shifting its attention to the next flight, space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station.

Endeavour is set to roll from Kennedy's Launch Pad 39B to Launch Pad 39A on May 31, setting the stage for the terminal countdown demonstration test next week. The STS-127 payload, the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility and Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section, is already at Launch Pad 39A and will be installed in Endeavour after the shuttle arrives at the pad. Liftoff is targeted for June 13.

STS-125 Additional Resources
› Mission Summary (407KB PDF)
› Press Kit (4.8MB PDF)
› Meet the Crew
› Learn About the Mission
› View landing ground tracks
› View the Launch of Atlantis in High Definition (HD)

STS-127 Additional Resources
› Mission Summary (484KB PDF)
› Meet the STS-127 Crew

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