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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spacesuits Brought Onboard Endeavour Today

Technicians at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A will install the STS-134 crew's extravehicular mobility units, or spacewalking suits, into space shuttle Endeavour today.

At NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Endeavour's six astronauts will review ascent procedures in the motion base simulator and practice external tank photo skills for the post-insertion timeline.

The Flight Readiness Review for Endeavour's flight to the International Space Station will be held on Tuesday, April 19. NASA managers will announce the official launch date during a briefing at the conclusion of the meeting.

Endeavour is targeted to lift off on its final mission 3:47 p.m. EDT, April 29.

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