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The Mission




Orbiter: Endeavour
Mission: STS-126
Payload: ISS ULF2
Launch: Nov. 14, 2008
Time: 7:55 p.m. EST
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Landing: Nov. 30 at 4:25 p.m. EST
Site: Edwards Air Force Base, California
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The Crew




Meet the astronauts flying aboard Endeavour's STS-126 mission.

Meet the Astronauts

CDR: Chris Ferguson

PLT: Eric Boe

MS 1: Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper

MS 2: Stephen Bowen

MS 3: Don Pettit

MS 4: Shane Kimbrough

Up: Sandy Magnus

Down: Greg Chamitoff

Current Demographics



STS-126 Launch Windows
COMPILED BY SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: November 11, 2008

Changes and additions:
- September 24: Posting initial release
- September 30: Updating to reflect possible Nov. 14 launch
- October 29: Updating throughout
- November 8: Updating throughout
- November 11: Updating throughout

To reach the international space station, the shuttle must launch within about five minutes of the moment Earth's rotation carries the launch pad into the plane of the station's orbit.

To maximize performance, NASA targets launch for right around the moment the shuttle can launch directly into that plane. In the chart below, the target launch time is listed in the "in plane" column. All times in EST and subject to change.


DATE.......WINDOW OPEN...IN-PLANE......WINDOW CLOSE..DOCKING


11/14/08...07:50:34 PM...07:55:34 PM...08:00:34 PM...FD-3

11/15/08...07:24:52 PM...07:29:52 PM...07:34:52 PM...FD-3
...........07:27:59 PM...N/A...........07:38:06 PM...FD-4

11/16/08...07:02:20 PM...07:07:20 PM...07:12:20 PM...FD-3

11/17/08...06:36:38 PM...06:41:38 PM...06:46:38 PM...FD-3
...........06:39:44 PM...N/A...........06:49:52 PM...FD-4

11/18/08...06:14:06 PM...06:19:06 PM...06:24:06 PM...FD-3

11/19/08...05:48:24 PM...05:53:24 PM...05:58:24 PM...FD-3
...........05:51:33 PM...N/A...........06:01:37 PM...FD-4

11/20/08...05:25:52 PM...05:30:52 PM...05:35:52 PM...FD-3

11/21/08...05:03:23 PM...05:08:23 PM...05:13:23 PM...FD-4

11/22/08...04:37:38 PM...04:42:38 PM...04:47:38 PM...FD-3

11/23/08...04:15:09 PM...04:20:09 PM...04:25:09 PM...FD-4

11/24/08...03:49:24 PM...03:54:24 PM...03:59:24 PM...FD-3

11/25/08...03:26:55 PM...03:31:55 PM...03:36:55 PM...FD-4

11/26/08...03:01:10 PM...03:06:10 PM...03:11:10 PM...FD-3

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