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NASA Announces Space Shuttle Prelaunch and Mission Web Coverage


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A prelaunch webcast, live blogs, podcasts, pictures and videos will highlight NASA’s Web coverage of space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-126 mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour is scheduled to lift off Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:55 p.m. EST. NASA will provide continuous online updates at:

A webcast Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m. will start the in-depth online coverage of the mission. Host Damon Talley of NASA’s Digital Learning Network will preview the mission, and Endeavour Flow Director Ken Tenbusch will take viewers behind the scenes at America’s spaceport as he explains the high-stakes work of preparing a shuttle for a mission in space.

A blog will provide launch countdown updates beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 14. Originating from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to launch.

During Endeavour’s 15-day mission, the shuttle’s seven crew members will deliver supplies and equipment necessary to double the station crew size from three to six members and will make four spacewalks to service the station’s two Solar Alpha Rotary Joints, which allow its solar arrays to track the sun.

Visitors to NASA’s shuttle Web site can read about the crew’s progress and watch the spacewalks live. As Endeavour’s flight wraps up, NASA will offer a blog detailing the spacecraft’s return to Earth.


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