Monday, 16 November 2009

Atlantis and Crew Prepare for Flight
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The STS-129 mission will be commanded by Charles O. Hobaugh and piloted by Barry E. Wilmore. Mission Specialists are Robert L. Satcher Jr., Mike Foreman, Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik will be making their first trips to space.

Atlantis and its crew will deliver two control moment gyroscopes, equipment and EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 1 and 2 to the International Space Station. The mission will feature three spacewalks. The mission also will return station crew member Nicole Stott to Earth and is slated to be the final space shuttle crew rotation flight.
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Atlantis will launch on the STS-129 mission
Monday at 2:28 p.m. EST Nov. 16, 2009.

You can watch the launch live on nasatv -link

Trying to decide on a cruise for later in the year. A Diamond Princess cruise looks good, departing from Yokohama, Japan on a 15 night round...