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Weather is still 70% chance for 'go' for launch.



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Shuttle Endeavour fuels before final mission



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Endeavour Shuttle Crew Recreates 'Star Trek' Film Poster

The six astronauts flying on NASA's final flight of the space shuttle Endeavour are a serious bunch, but they've got a fun streak too. Case in point: The astronauts apparently like the science fiction franchise "Star Trek" enough to re-enact its most recent movie poster.
Creating custom mission posters based on popular movies has long been a tradition for NASA shuttle and space station crews.
But while past mission posters have recreated the film versions of "Ocean's Eleven" or the Matrix and Harry Potter movies, the six-man STS-134 crew of Endeavour chose something a bit more space-y: the 2009 reboot of "Star Trek," directed by J.J. Abrams.

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Shuttle Endeavour fixed and ready to go

The American shuttle Endeavour will try again on Monday to launch to the International Space Station (ISS).
Lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is timed for 0856 local time (1256 GMT; 1356 BST).

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NASA's official countdown clock to space shuttle Endeavour's final launch started ticking again at 7 a.m. Friday, with no reported problems.
Despite rain chances over the weekend and into Monday, NASA said things should clear out over the Kennedy Space Centre by launch time Monday at 8:56 a.m., giving Endeavour a 70 percent chance of favourable weather to blast off for the final time.

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May 16 New Shuttle Launch Date



The launch of space shuttle Endeavour on STS-134 is now scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 12:56 GMT (8:56 a.m. Eastern).  The announcement came from shuttle program managers during a status briefing held at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.



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NASA: Earliest Launch Date for Shuttle Endeavour Now May 16

NASA on Friday announced that Endeavour's launch is now scheduled for no earlier than Monday, May 16.
If May 16 is the final date, the launch will happen at 8:56am Eastern, the space agency said.

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Endeavour shuttle to launch no earlier than May 8

NASA managers have determined space shuttle Endeavour will not launch before Sunday, May 8, but will not officially set a new launch date until early this week.
After Friday's launch scrub, Kennedy Space Centre technicians searched for the cause of a failure in a heater circuit associated with Endeavour's hydraulic power system. The failure was found to be in a power circuit in a switchbox in the shuttle's aft compartment.

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The launch of the space shuttle Endeavour has been rescheduled to 18:33 GMT, 2nd May, 2011,


STS-134 Scrub Explanation

Launch Director Mike Leinbach describes the issue that scrubbed today's launch attempt.
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STS-134 Scrub Announcement



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