STS-127 Launch Countdown to Begin Wednesday

Preparations to begin the STS-127 launch countdown are proceeding on schedule as NASA prepares for liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour on Saturday, June 13, at 7:17 a.m. EDT.

"I have no issues to report," said NASA Test Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson during a prelaunch status briefing from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday. "The STS-127 flight crew, Endeavour and the launch team are all ready to proceed with their launch countdown call-to-stations tomorrow."

The seven STS-127 crew members arrived at Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility at 11:53 p.m. Monday. The countdown will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. as clocks begin counting down from T-43 hours.

Space Shuttle Mission: STS-127

STS-127 crew poses for a group portrait following their arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility.
Endeavour Prepares for STS-127
Space shuttle Endeavour is in place at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, undergoing final preparations for its upcoming 16-day mission to the International Space Station. Mission STS-127 is the 32nd flight dedicated to station construction, and the final of a series of three flights dedicated to the assembly of the Japanese Kibo laboratory complex.The STS-127 payload is the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility and Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section.

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