STS-134 - Crew Arrival For Launch - May 12 Print
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Thursday, 12 May 2011 15:03

Space shuttle Endeavour's crew arrived at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility at approximately 9 a.m. EDT. The six STS-134 astronauts made statements to awaiting media following their arrival in a shuttle training aircraft. Endeavour is scheduled launch to the International Space Station at 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16.

During the 16-day mission, Endeavourís astronauts will deliver to the space station the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2, a particle physics detector designed to search for various types of unusual matter by measuring cosmic rays. The crew also will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, a platform that carries spare parts that will sustain station operations once the shuttles are retired later this year.

Endeavourís crew members are Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg H. Johnson and mission specialists Mike Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Drew Feustel and Roberto Vittori of the European Space Agency.


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