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HDNet to cover Endeavour shuttle launch tonight

Don’t miss the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour scheduled for tonight at 7:39 p.m. Eastern Time. HDNet will start covering the event at 7:00 p.m. ET, taking place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA TV started coverage yesterday with the pre-launch press conference and rotating service structure retraction.) The launch is especially significant in that it will mark the 500th person in space.

The crew of the Endeavour are on a 16-day mission to work on constructing the International Space Station. The six-member crew will join 7 other astronauts already on the Space Station, and make it the first time the station has been fully manned.

The goal of mission STS-127 is to finish assembly of the Japanese Kibo laboratory complex, an external shelf that will be used to expose materials to space environment. The construction will require 5 spacewalks.

NASA’s last couple of shuttle launches have suffered delays, so here’s hoping this one goes on as scheduled.

Jeff Chabothttps://hd-report.com
Jeff has a background in photography, video and television production. He writes about technology, broadcasting, home theater, and digital entertainment.

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