NASA has confirmed that the Space Shuttle Endeavour is ready to launch next week on its final flight to the International Space Station. Endeavour is scheduled to launch on Friday April 29th at 3:47 p.m. EDT.
There were previously concerns that the launch could be delayed because the external fuel tank had been damaged by Hurricane Katrina but repairs and inspections have now been successfully completed.
Endeavour is now ready on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's
Kennedy Space Center in and the countdown will begin on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Florida
Launch Director Mike Leinbach said "The final processing flow for Endeavour is going extremely well out at the pad. I'm very proud of the team and we'll going to have a good launch and a good mission."
The STS-134 crew will arrive at Kennedy on Tuesday, April 26, for final launch preparations.