Atlantis Scheduled To Launch On Friday

Everything seems to be going NASA's way for launching space shuttle Atlantis on Friday.

Atlantis is set to blast off at 2:20 p.m. on its final voyage. Forecasters say there is a 70 percent chance of good weather. Low clouds are the only concern.

The shuttle and its six astronauts will deliver a Russian compartment to the International Space Station. The chamber is filled with 3,000 pounds of U.S. supplies, including food and laptop computers. It will be the first, and last time a shuttle carries a Russian module to the orbiting lab. Only two other shuttle flights remain.

Once the shuttles are retired, NASA will leave station deliveries to commercial companies and other countries, and focus on trips to asteroids and Mars.

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  • by BRYANT on May 14, 2010 at 05:08 AM
    It is just like us to build something for a decade almost and when it is almost complete, instead of enjoying it, we decide that we are not too worried about. It only cost hundreds of millions of dollars, thats all.
  • by V on May 14, 2010 at 04:01 AM
    Nasa, please give Obonga a one way ticket to go.

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