November 24, 2017

AstroEvent of the Week:08.06.09:the STS-127 Launch.

(Hey, can you believe that we’ve been doing “Event of the Week” for exactly a year now without missing a beat? I thought that next week’s Summer Solstice post rang a bell… ironically, our first “event” post was also a Shuttle launch!)

The shuttle Endeavor is once again vaulting into orbit. Fresh off of STS-400, the stand-by contingency mission to rescue Atlantis that was thankfully never needed, it is slated for launch from the Kennedy Space Center Saturday morning. The window opens up 7:17 AM EDT on June 13th, shortly after local sunrise. This should afford cool launch views for hundreds of miles around, (including Astroguyz HQ, about 105 miles away!) weather willing. [Read more...]