Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NASA : Space Shuttle Landing Path Today



NASA : Space Shuttle Landing Path Today On Hot Topics --- NASA : Space Shuttle Landing Path Today. The Atlantis Space Shuttle was due to return to Earth today. NASA officials have been closely monitoring weather conditions and passed on the first of two landing opportunities. Later they gave the go-ahead for a landing at 9:08 a.m. ET Tuesday. Bad weather prompted mission managers to scrap two landing opportunities at Kennedy on Monday.

Discovery's next opportunities at Kennedy are tomorrow starting with the first at 7:34 a.m. EDT, with a deorbit burn of 6:28 a.m. and the second coming in at 9:08 a.m. with a deorbit occurring at 8:02 a.m. Then at Edwards Airforce Base, the first landing opportunity will have a deorbit time of 6:28 a.m. EDT and touchdown happening at 7:34 a.m. Then the second will be with a landing at 12:11 p.m., while deorbiting at 11:05 a.m.

He got the mission for about 11 days to the International Space Station, where the shuttle and its six-member crew were delivering 15 tons of spare parts. The astronauts aboard Discovery are: Commander Alan Poindexter, Pilot James P. Dutton Jr. and Mission Spacialists, Rick Mastracchio, Stephanie Wilson, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Naoko Yamazaki and Clayton Anderson.

Reports say that NASA’s next shuttle flight Endeavour, is scheduled to deliver more supplies to the space station. At the same time, astronaut Nicole Stott, who returned home today, will be back staying aboard the station for 3 months.

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