|STS-134 - Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) arrived at KSC|
|Written by Administrator|
|Friday, 27 August 2010 17:17|
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) arrived at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Aug. 26. The state-of-the-art
device to further our understanding of the universe will launch to the International Space Station next year during space
shuttle Endeavour’s STS-134 mission, the last scheduled space shuttle flight.
It arrived aboard an Air Force C-5M aircraft at the Shuttle Landing Facility and was offloaded for transport to Kennedy’s Space Station Processing Facility where it will be prepared for flight.
Among the people on-hand for the arrival were Joe Delai, Kennedy’s STS-134 payload manager; Samuel Ting, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who is AMS' principal investigator and a Nobel Prize-winning physicist; Mark Sistilli, NASA's AMS program manager; and the six astronauts of the STS-134 mission, including Commander Mark Kelly.
AMS, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a particle physics detector constructed, tested and operated by an international team representing 16 countries. Endeavour’s STS-134 mission is targeted to launch Feb. 26, 2011.
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