DALLAS, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of HDNet's continuing coverage of the space shuttle program, correspondent Greg Dobbs will be on hand for a LIVE broadcast of the final launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Friday, April 29. HDNet's coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET with the launch scheduled for 3:47 p.m. ET.
Endeavour has been moved to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for its 25th mission, a fourteen day trip to the International Space Station.
On Endeavour's final flight, the crew members will deliver the 7 1/2 ton, two billion dollar Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, designed to answer questions about how the universe was created.
The Commander for STS-134 is Mark Kelly (Capt., U.S. Navy). Kelly is the husband of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is recuperating after being shot last January. Giffords has recently been cleared to travel and will be in Florida to witness the launch. Also on the crew are Pilot Gregory H. Johnson (Ret. Col., U.S. Air Force) and Mission Specialists Michael Fincke (Col., U.S. Air Force), Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori (Col., Italian Air Force).
Don't miss your chance to see history in the making, this Friday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET — only on HDNet!
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