Efforts are underway at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to launch the shuttle Endeavour for the second time in less than a month. Endeavour was set to liftoff on its final journey into space with a lot of fanfare and hoopla April 29, but the mission was scrubbed due to a technical glitch. The heaters of one of the shuttle’s generators failed. The malfunction has been fixed, and Endeavour is ready to fly.
The flight crew arrived at Kennedy Space Center today to begin the preps for launch. They are Commander Mark Kelly, Mission Specialist Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel, European Space Agency Astronaut Roberto Vittori, Mission Specialist Mike Fincke, and Pilot Greg. H. Johnson.
Endeavour is scheduled to launch on Monday, May 16, 8:56 a.m. EDT. for a 16-day mission.