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STS-127: Scrubbed Again, Launch Monday

Did you ever feel like Charlie Brown when Lucy pulls the football away? Thunderstorms in the KSC area prompted mission managers to scrub Sunday evening's launch attempt, the fourth for STS127. Endeavour is now scheduled to lift off Monday evening, but weather is still a concern. If they scrub Monday, there will be one more launch opportunity Tuesday, and then Endeavour will be grounded until July 27. NASA reports:

Endeavour Launch Scrubbed; STS-127 to Launch Monday

Storm clouds roll in over the NASA Vehicle Assembly building.
Image above: Storm clouds roll in over the NASA Vehicle Assembly building and Launch Control Center moments after Space Shuttle Launch Director Pete Nickolenko called the launch a "No Go" due to weather conditions. Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls › View High-res

Endeavour's Next Launch Attempt: Monday, July 13

TV monitors in Firing Room Four of the Launch Control Center
Image above: TV monitors in Firing Room Four of the Launch Control Center show Launch Pad 39A with the space shuttle Endeavour and the inspection team at Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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Officials at NASA's Kennedy Space Center scrubbed the planned launch of space shuttle Endeavour on July 12 at 7:13 p.m. EDT due to inclement weather in the area. The next launch attempt is Monday, July 13 at 6:51 p.m. EDT.

Monday's Launch Day Highlights (all times are listed in EDT)

8:45 a.m. Mission Management Team meets to give a “go” for the fueling of Endeavour
9:26 a.m. Countdown resumes at the T-6 hour mark with the fueling of Endeavour
12:26 p.m. Countdown enters a 2-hour, 30-minute built-in hold at the T-3 hour mark; fueling enters stable replenish
1:30 p.m. Launch coverage begins on NASA TV and Launch Blog
2:56 p.m. Countdown resumes at T-3 hours
3:01 p.m. Endeavour astronauts depart crew quarters for Launch Pad 39A
3:31 p.m. Astronauts arrive at the launch pad and begin to board Endeavour
4:46 p.m. Endeavour's hatch is closed and latched for launch
5:36 p.m. Countdown enters a 10-minute planned hold at the T-20 minute mark
5:46 p.m. Countdown resumes at the T-20 minute mark
5:57 p.m. Countdown enters a 45-minute planned hold at the T-9 minute mark, during which the Mission Management Team and Launch Control team will conduct polls to give a final "go" decision for launch
6:42 p.m. Countdown resumes at the T-9 minute mark
6:46 p.m. Auxiliary Power Units start at the T-5 minute mark
6:51 p.m. Endeavour launches on the STS-127 mission
6:59 p.m. Main Engine Cut Off (MECO)

Live HD webcast at SpaceVidCast. Preflight pics are up at CBC, JSC, and Sentinel. Launch blog at NASA. Pics and video at KSC. More clips at Space Multimedia. Live video at SFN. Discussion at Nasaspaceflight. Check the links at right for play-by-play and NASA TV.

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