The space shuttle Atlantis was set to blast off the International Space Station at 11:26 am EDT last Friday, which will be the final flight in the 30-year shuttle program.
NASA fuelled Atlantis and opened arrangements go on as planned in spite of stormy weather close to the launch pad near midday on Thursday. Forecasters insist there still is a 70% possibility of heavy shower and rain.
As engineers got ready to move the Rotating Service Structure away from Atlantis, a heavy thunderstorm passed overhead, carrying rain and lightning that created two strikes close to . . . → Read More: Atlantis Blasts Off Even After Lightnings and Stormy Weather
During their first attempt, a Russian space capsule on the International Space Station undocked subsequent troubles. Russian representatives stated that the space capsule computer was incorrectly indicating a trouble; reasoning the vacuum close to not discharge. As an effect, the astronauts aboard were required to stay on the space location for the moment in time being.
Last September 24, Friday, the Russian Soyuz capsule was competent to smash free from the space station recognition to a particular set of computer commands known by Russian power. The astronauts on board were in no hazard . . . → Read More: Russian Space Station Released Space Capsule