UK Today News: Shuttle Launch Countdown 2010 – STS-132/Atlantis To Launch Today
Shuttle Launch Countdown 2010 : One more Space Shuttle is scheduled to launch today by NASA and the countdown was something every one was looking forward to.
The name of the Space Shuttle is STS-132/Atlantis. The schedule of the launch was 2:20 PM Eastern Time May 14, 2010. The time of the space Shuttle landing is 8:44 AM Eastern Time on the 26th of May 2010.
The main aim of the Space Shuttle STS-132/Atlantis is to carry an integrated cargo carrier along with a mini research module. Both of these are built by Russia. The crew for this 12 day journey is supposed to consists of 6 crew members.
Right now NASA is all set to have a routine check for any possible problems before the schedule launch of the Space Shuttle. One of the main problems that a Space Shuttle would face is bad weather conditions. The good news is that the weather department found no bad weather conditions that could be a problem for the launch.
Inspite of the last-minute discovery of a reported loose ball bearing which was almost threatening to derail the launch, NASA finally declared the shuttle as good to take off 2:20 p.m.