September 19, 2008

Endeavour Moved to Launch Pad

The space shuttle Endeavour was moved to a launch pad Friday as an emergency precaution, U.S. space officials said.

NASA said Endeavour will stand by at Kennedy Space Center's pad 39B in the event that a rescue mission is necessary during space shuttle Atlantis' upcoming mission to repair NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Atlantis is targeted to launch Oct. 10.

The space agency said Endeavour will be moved to launch pad 39A once it is cleared from its duty as a rescue spacecraft. Endeavour's mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch Nov. 12.