|A view of the shuttle launchpad at Kennedy Space Center as seen by astronaut Mick Fincke flying in his T-38.|
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled for liftoff at 3:47 P.M. EDT Friday and everything looks like a "Go" for launch.
Endeavour is on the launch pad, prepping for its final flight. The flight crew of the mission, STS-134 is on sight, also prepping for flight. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is there, after recovering from being shot in the head at a public event in January in Tuscon, AZ. She is supporting her husband and mission commander Mark Kelly. President Obama is also going to attend the launch.
The forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for the launch. Storms may delay the rollback of the support structure tomorrow, but shouldn't affect the Friday morning external tank fueling.
Endeavour final flight is a 14-day mission to the International Space Station. There it will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper.
More info on the shuttle mission from NASA, and you can watch the launch on NASA TV.