We Have Liftoff!

At 6.36pm EDT, the Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off from Pad 39B at Cape Canaveral for a scheduled 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Everything went smoothly, and Endeavour is now safely in low earth orbit, heading for a rendezvous and docking with ISS on Friday.

Soon the orbital elements will be available, and by going to sites like Heaven’s Above.com you will be able to see when the shuttle (and the space station) will be flying over your location (please see this previous post about seeing ISS).

You can follow the mission at the shuttle mission page and if there are any special events, we’ll talk about them here. Locally, we have the Community Media Center to thank, as they broadcast NASA-TV on local cable channel 24 (Livewire). The GRAAA sponsors NASA-TV locally.

So Godspeed Endeavour, and good luck.

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