Wednesday, August 08, 2007

It's Launch Day!

Here's the latest at NASA Right now the three hour proceedure of tanking is happening.
Endeavour's orange external tank is being loaded with 500,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and hydrogen. This process, called "tanking," takes about three hours to complete. The propellant levels in the tank will be continuously "topped off" during the remainder of today's countdown.

The Frist Lady has given Barbara Morgan a send off here:
Mrs. Bush expressed congratulations from one schoolteacher to another and noted that she and the President appreciate Ms. Morgan's commitment to America's space program, to teaching, and to students. Mrs. Bush concluded the call noting that Americans-and lots of excited teachers and students-will be watching the mission with a lot of pride.

I'll be posting during the day. Hopefully I will live blog the launch, just depends on the kids activities today!

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