GUCP Leak Checks Completed Ahead of Tanking Test

Tue, 14 Jun 2011 07:04:51 AM CDT

Technicians at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A have completed leak checks of space shuttle Atlantis’ ground umbilical carrier plate quick disconnect. With results within specifications, teams continue preparing for the tanking test, set to begin at 7 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson and Pilot Doug Hurley will perform shuttle training aircraft, or STA, runs at the White Sands Space Harbor, N.M. today while Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Rex Walheim review transfer work for the upcoming joint docked mission at the International Space Station.

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