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STS-127 Prelaunch And Mission Web Coverage

June 9, 2009

A prelaunch webcast, live blogs, podcast, pictures and videos will highlight NASA’s Web coverage of space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-127 mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour is scheduled to lift off Saturday, June 13, at 7:17 a.m. EDT from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA will provide online updates at:  http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

A webcast June 12 at 10 a.m. will start the in-depth online coverage of the mission. Host Damon Talley of NASA’s Digital Learning Network will preview the flight, and payload mission manager Scott Higginbotham will describe the Japanese Kibo laboratory complex and the elements to be installed during Endeavour’s mission.

A blog will provide launch countdown updates beginning at 2 a.m. on June 13. Originating from the Launch Control Center at Kennedy, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to launch.

During the STS-127 mission, visitors to NASA’s shuttle Web site can read about the astronauts’ progress and watch their five spacewalks live. Also, updates will be provided to the NASA News Twitter feed. To access the feed, visit:  http://www.twitter.com/nasa

As Endeavour’s flight wraps up, NASA will update the blog detailing the spacecraft’s return to Earth.

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