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Flight Readiness Review to Begin Wednesday

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:36 pm
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(NASA) – As launch preparations continue for the STS-118 mission, NASA managers will gather at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday for the flight readiness review. During the two-day meeting, officials will evaluate the status of the vehicle, crew and payload and decide whether Space Shuttle Endeavour and STS-118 are officially “go” for launch.

Last week, the crew members completed the terminal countdown demonstration test. A routine element of prelaunch training, the test allowed 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. The test concluded with a countdown dress rehearsal at Launch Pad 39A.

Space Shuttle Endeavour has been in place at the launch pad since July 11, and the STS-118 payload — including the S5 truss, SPACEHAB module and external stowage platform 3 — is secured inside the orbiter’s payload bay. Launch is targeted for the evening of Aug. 7.

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