Fri, 30 Apr 2010 03:28:53 PM GMT+0100
Technicians working at Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will simulate loading space shuttle Atlantis with cryogenic propellants as they continue preparations for the launch of the shuttle on STS-132. Liftoff is targeted for May 14 at 2:20 p.m. EDT.
Atlantis’ payload is the focus of the crew today as they ready themselves for their role. The six astronauts who will fly the shuttle to the International Space Station are running through the steps they will take during the mission’s second flight day involving the Russian-built Mini Research Module-1. The module will be connected to the space station during the mission.