External Tank ET-120 Headed to Kennedy Space Center
by Staff Writers
ET-120. Image credit: Lockheed Martin
Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Jul 26, 2007
Space shuttle external tank ET-120 is en route to the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., after being loaded onto an enclosed barge July 24 for shipment from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The tank is being towed by a tug during the approximately 850-mile journey and is expected to arrive at the Kennedy Center July 29. ET-120 is slated to fly on the STS-120 mission, targeted for October 2007.
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STS-118 Crew Completes Countdown Rehearsal
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 20, 2007
Led by Commander Scott Kelly, the STS-118 crew completed a full dress rehearsal for launch on Thursday aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. The simulated countdown at Launch Pad 39A concludes the terminal countdown demonstration test. Held at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the test is a standard part of prelaunch training and allows the astronauts to try on their launch and entry suits, learn emergency procedures at the launch pad, and take part in a variety of familiarization activities and briefings.