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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Almost time for the penultimate ride

Endeavour's Final Trip: Veteran Astronaut Crew Gears Up for Last Ride

The second-to-last space shuttle mission is set to go, barring delays, tomorrow at 3:47 (1947 GMT). It will be commanded by Mark Kelly, the husband of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering from being shot while at an event to meet with her constituents. Giffords is going to attend the launch. Kelly is a twin. His brother is also an astronaut. :)

Here's hoping for a safe trip and lovely weather.

The only time I ever saw a Space Shuttle in person was Enterprise, the prototype, which was on a Boeing and also on a tower when I lived at Edwards AFB. That was before any launches. But it was still really neat to see.

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