Extreme Home Improvements: aka STS-126 Mission

Posted By on November 14, 2008

Endeavor on padThe space shuttle Endeavor is schedule for an evening liftoff at 7:55 PM on Friday night if all goes on schedule. The STS-126 mission is to do some “Extreme Home Improvements” to the International Space Station. The seven member crew of commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Eric Boe, Mission Specialists Donald Pettit, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Steve Bowen, Shane Kimbrough and Sandra Magnus will take up about 14,500 pounds of supply making it “one of the heaviest modules in shuttle history.”

The 15-day mission will deliver an additional sleeping quarters, a second toilet  and and exercise device. The four scheduled spacewalks will focus on the  two Solar Alpha Joints which are used to track the sun to provide electrical power to the space station. Godspeed Endeavor. ( I always wanted to say that before a NASA launch!)

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