Tuesday, May 11, 2010

STS-132: Stand by for Action!

Atlantis at Pad 39A, KSC

The space shuttle Atlantis prepares for its last mission in space. STS-132 will deliver the Integrated Cargo Carrier and a Russian Science Mini-Module to the ISS. Liftoff is scheduled for shortly after noon MDT on Friday the 14th. The countdown has already begun.

STS-132, last crew of the orbiter Atlantis.

The commander of the flight is Ken Ham, and the pilot is Tony Antonelli. Mission specialists include Michael Good, Garrett Reisman, Piers Sellers and Steve Bowen. Activities will include three spacewalks, installation of the modules, and transfer of backup batteries for the space station truss segments.

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