|Posted on May 30, 2009 09:00:19 PM | Dan Kanigan | 9 Comments ||
Okay, here’s what I got out of the Ferry Flight Readiness Review:
From a readiness standpoint, Atlantis has “no constraints to ferry” which means it is ready to transport. The readiness poll, where the team “votes” for whether or not we’re ready to transport had GOs all around the table, so we are GO to bring Atlantis home!
The team is planning to attach the shuttle to the 747 later tonight so I’m going to see if I can get some video or pictures of that.
We’re going to leave no earlier than Monday morning. (And when I say morning I mean these guys are not afraid of waking up early, like crack-of-dawn morning.) We don’t have a definite list of stops along the way yet since that will depend on weather.
Speaking of which, there will be a weather briefing tomorrow at 11:00 am PDT. That will give us a better idea where we’re going to stop along the way and when we’ll arrive in Florida.
More to come later…
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