Monday, February 08, 2010
Shuttle Endeavour STS-130 Makes Orbit
BANANA RIVER VIP LAUNCH VIDEO: The 4:14 AM Monday countdown went smoothly at the Kennedy Space Center in Flordia for a pre-dawn launch of the space shuttle Endeavor STS-130 now on the way to orbit and to dock with the International Space Station later this week. SpaceFlightNow has live mission status updates throughout the mission. Linked is another unique launch video.
In the wake of the Washington space policy changes and on the second consecutive launch attempt, the launch team did an outstanding job as they passed primary to Mission Control of the Johnson Human Spaceflight Center in Texas as Endeavour climbed flawlessly through the night sky to orbit. The STS-130 is also carrying an Apollo 11 Moon rock to place at the ISS.