Ferry Flight Readiness Review Scheduled for Saturday

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Space shuttle Atlantis is shown during jacking and leveling operations while suspended from a sling in the Mate-Demate Device at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. Image credit: NASA/Tony Landis

Sat, 30 May 2009 03:58:20 AM GMT

The Ferry Flight Readiness Review is scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT) Saturday, at which time managers will decide when the ferry flight will occur and the direction of takeoff from Edwards Air Force Base in California. The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis could be ready for takeoff as early as Sunday, May 31.

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