Weather conditions favorable for launch Print
Saturday, 14 November 2009 20:21


At the 11 a.m. prelaunch press conference today, NASA Shuttle Launch Weather Officer Kathy Winters said that there is only a 10 percent chance of weather prohibiting the launch Monday of the space shuttle Atlantis. 


The STS-129 mission is currently slated to lift off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on Monday at 2:28 p.m.  The launch is the first for astronaut Randy Bresnik, ’89, a mission specialist who is one of the six crew members.


The Atlantis will carry 30,000 pounds of hardware to the International Space Station.


On Sunday morning at 6 a.m. Citadel photographer Russ Pace will accompany NASA personnel to a marsh near the launch pad where he will set up two cameras to be activated remotely at the time of liftoff.  Later that day the shuttle’s protective Rotating Service Structure will be rolled away in preparation for the Monday launch.