Space Shuttle Mission: STS-127

    Space shuttle Endeavour stands on Launch Pad 39A Image above: Space shuttle Endeavour stands on Launch Pad 39A beneath a darkened sky after weather prevented Monday's scheduled liftoff. Photo courtesy of Scott Andrews
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    STS-127 Mission Overview
    The 16-day mission will feature five spacewalks and complete construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. Astronauts will attach a platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow experiments to be exposed to space.

    The STS-127 crew members are Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Dave Wolf, Christopher Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Tim Kopra and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette. Kopra will join the space station crew and replace Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. Wakata will return to Earth on Endeavour to conclude a three-month stay at the station.

    STS-127 Additional Resources
    › Mission Press Kit (6.9 Mb PDF)
    › Mission Summary (429 Kb PDF)
    › Meet the STS-127 Crew

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