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

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About Frances
Frances Sydney, Australia Divorced, Mother, Sister, MiL, Aged Care Worker, Compulsive Reader, Computer Enthusiast and Reluctant Gardener.

5 Responses to

  1. val says:

    Didn't know you were keen on the space stuff. Now Rocketman…

  2. Frances says:

    Love it. I would dearly love to go into outerspace but will never happen in my lifetime. lol

  3. val says:

    I'd be happy if they'd reduce the light pollution so I could see the stars in the sky over London.I have 2 telescopes and some star-watching-sized binoculars. what was I thinking?

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