Monday, July 13, 2009
Mission Control, We have a problem!
Momma Fox News Reports:
Jacob Kyle Schafer and William Brindley took a much needed vacation on July 10-13, 2009 to Florida to watch Space Shuttle Endeavor take off. Unfortunately, this mission came with a few hiccups. Due to weather and other circumstances, the shuttle was prevented from taking off while they were there. Even with V.I.P. access and several attempts to meet with astronauts face to face, Jacob and Will had little sway over mission controls vote to cancel the launch.
Momma Fox News reported that talks between Astronaut Dave Wolf, William Brindley and Jacob Schafer during that fateful ride to the shuttle produced little more than a 'thumbs up' and reassurance that "this time we WILL launch". Momma Fox News also reports that Astronaut Dave Wolf is in his last mission to the space station. Below is an overview of this mission. More photos when AP returns from the field.
STS-127 Mission Overview
The 16-day mission will feature five spacewalks and complete construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. Astronauts will attach a platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow experiments to be exposed to space.
The STS-127 crew members are Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Dave Wolf, Christopher Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Tim Kopra and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette. Kopra will join the space station crew and replace Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. Wakata will return to Earth on Endeavour to conclude a three-month stay at the station.