Workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida evaluate a sensor that will be part of a docking mechanism to be added to the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope during STS-125. Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
August 29, 2008
Space shuttle Atlantis is on schedule to be rolled out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday after technicians resumed normal connection work to fasten Atlantis to the external fuel tank. Rollout will begin at 12:01 a.m. EDT.
A shuttle interface test will be conducted over the Labor Day weekend before Atlantis is cleared to roll to the launch pad. The shuttle and its crew of seven astronauts will upgrade key components and install state-of-the-art instruments on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope during Atlantis’ STS-125 mission.