STS-127 Astronauts Arrive at Kennedy

The seven astronauts set to launch aboard space shuttle Endeavour arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday afternoon, touching down on the Shuttle Landing Facility in a Gulfstream jet.

"I can tell you that this crew and the entire operations team are both eager and ready to get to work," said STS-127 Commander Mark Polansky after the crew stepped onto the runway. "Hopefully the next time we talk to you will be from orbit."

The STS-127 launch countdown will officially begin Wednesday at 10 p.m. when clocks begin ticking backward from T-43 hours. Liftoff is set for July 11 at 7:39 p.m.

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