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STS-132 Launch Preparations Continue

By Keith Cowing
May 11, 2010
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Altantis’ Final flight to loft Russian Science Beauty, Ken Kremer
“Space Shuttle Atlantis is slated to blast off on her final scheduled mission to space on Friday, May 14 at 2:20 PM EDT from Launch Pad 39 A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Atlantis is bound for the International Space Station (ISS) on a complex assembly mission to put the “finishing touches” on the massive orbiting outpost. The principal payload nested inside her cargo bay is a stunning Russian Science Beauty named ‘Rassvet’. The primary goal of STS 132 is to deliver the Russian built ‘Rassvet’ module to the ISS. Although ‘Rassvet’ was constructed entirely in Russia, the module is hitching a ride to space on the American Shuttle Atlantis according to a complex barter agreement to share costs between partner nations of the ISS.”

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