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NASA: Prepping Endeavour

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, May 3, 2011.

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    At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A, a technician makes his way across a platform in space shuttle Endeavour's aft section as work began to remove and replace the aft load control assembly-2. Located in the orbiter's aft avionics bay 5, the assembly is believed to have caused heaters on a fuel line for Endeavour's auxiliary power unit-1 to fail April 29, 2011, during the first launch attempt for the STS-134 mission. STS-134 will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the International Space Station. The mission also will be the final spaceflight for Endeavour. Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)
     

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