Friday, July 8, 2011

Shuttle Atlantis Astronauts Aboard, Hatch Closed

With all four astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis, the Close Out Crew sealed the hatch for flight and is verifying the integrity of the seal before breaking down the White Room and departing the launch pad.

Weather still is 30 percent "go" and while weather remains dynamic, Launch Director Mike Leinbach told the launch team earlier, "We do have a shot at this today."

There are no major technical issues and launch remains on schedule for 11:26 a.m. EDT for the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program.