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Atlantis was therefore transferred to the launch

NASA decided that the storm was still far enough from the Kennedy Space Center and would not interfere with the transfer operation. Today it is supposed to pass through the area, but probably will not endanger the shuttle that will be found on the stand

The space shuttle Discovery on its way to launch, September 4, 2008
The space shuttle Discovery on its way to launch, September 4, 2008

Yesterday (4/9/2008) the space shuttle Atlantis made its slow way from the huge shuttle train building at the Kennedy Space Center to launch number 39A, a 6.8 km journey that took about six hours. The managers gathered at five thirty in the morning local time to review the situation of the tropical storm Hanna before making the final decision.

From the data provided by the forecasters, it appears that the storm Hanna will remain far from the coast in the central Florida area, and will not endanger the safety of the ferry. There is no fear of its transfer therefore the launch where it will be protected by the rotating service structure when the storm passes by the coast of Florida today (Friday).

Later, members of the Atlantis team arrived on the mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope (STS-125) for the purpose of performing tests in preparation for the mission they are scheduled to depart on October 8. The space telescope has already rewritten entire chapters in astronomy books and will continue to function thanks to the mission for at least the next five years.

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  1. To my website editor, the European supply spacecraft is expected to detach from the space station

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