NASA Retargets Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch for April 29

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April 4, 2011

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington

Kyle Herring/Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston
RELEASE: 11-097


WASHINGTON -- Following discussions among the International Space 
Station partners on Sunday, NASA has targeted the launch of space 
shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission for 3:47 p.m. EDT on Friday, 
April 29. The delay removes a scheduling conflict with a Russian 
Progress supply vehicle scheduled to launch April 27 and arrive at 
the station April 29. 

NASA managers will hold a Flight Readiness Review on Tuesday, April 
19, to assess the team's readiness to support launch. An official 
launch date will be selected at the conclusion of the meeting.

The Progress 42 spacecraft will be delivering supplies to the station. 
Three more members of the Expedition 27 crew are scheduled to launch 
at 6:18 pm EDT on Monday, April 4, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 
Kazakhstan. Their arrival will return the station crew's size to six 
members. Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander 
Samokutyaev and NASA astronaut Ron Garan are scheduled to arrive at 
the station at 7:18 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, to join cosmonaut 
Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev, European Space Agency 
astronaut Paolo Nespoli and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, who have 
been aboard the station since mid-December. 

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