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The crew stride out of the Operations and Checkout Building eager to get to Launch Pad 39A for launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour.

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The STS-118 crew stride out of the Operations and Checkout Building eager to get to Launch Pad 39A for launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour at 6:36 p.m. EDT. Leading the way are (left and right) Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and Commander Scott Kelly. Behind them, clockwise, are Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio, teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan, Alvin Drew, Dave Williams and Tracy Caldwell. Williams represents the Canadian Space Agency. The STS-118 mission is the 22nd shuttle flight to the International Space Station. It will continue space station construction by delivering a third starboard truss segment, S5, and other payloads such as the SPACEHAB module and the external stowage platform 3. The 11-day mission may be extended to as many as 14 depending on the test of the Station-to-Shuttle Power Transfer System that will allow the docked shuttle to draw electrical power from the station and extend its visits to the orbiting lab. NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: The crew stride out of the Operations and Checkout Building eager to get to Launch Pad 39A for launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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