NASA Retargets Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch For April 29

WASHINGTON -- Following discussions among the International Space
Station partners on Sunday, NASA has targeted the launch of space
shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission for 3:47 p.m. EDT on Friday,
April 29. The delay removes a scheduling conflict with a Russian
Progress supply vehicle scheduled to launch April 27 and arrive at
the station April 29.

NASA managers will hold a Flight Readiness Review on Tuesday, April
19, to assess the team's readiness to support launch. An official
launch date will be selected at the conclusion of the meeting.

The Progress 42 spacecraft will be delivering supplies to the station.
Three more members of the Expedition 27 crew are scheduled to launch
at 6:18 pm EDT on Monday, April 4, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in
Kazakhstan. Their arrival will return the station crew's size to six
members. Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander
Samokutyaev and NASA astronaut Ron Garan are scheduled to arrive at
the station at 7:18 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, to join cosmonaut
Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev, European Space Agency
astronaut Paolo Nespoli and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, who have
been aboard the station since mid-December.

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Source: NASA

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