WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1998 (4:59 PM EDT)
NOTE: Discoveryís aft compartment closeouts and flight crew equipment stowage continue on schedule. The orbiterís aft compartment doors will be installed at midnight tomorrow. Ordnance installation is in work through Thursday. Payload bay closeouts begin tomorrow and the payload bay doors will be closed for flight tomorrow night. Routine prelaunch inspections of the external tank and solid rocket boosters are slated for tomorrow.
STS-95 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
UNITY CONNECTING MODULE
NOTE: Shuttle Endeavour is now hard down on Launch Pad 39A. The Shuttle began its 3.4-mile trip from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the pad at about 2:18 a.m. today. Launch pad validations are under way and tonight workers will conduct a planned hot fire of Endeavourís auxiliary power units No. 1 and No. 3. The Rotating Service Structure will be extended around the vehicle early Thursday morning and main engine flight readiness testing follows later in the day. The Unity Connecting Module payload arrives at the pad Monday for installation in the padís payload changeout room.
STS-88 SCHEDULED OPERATIONAL MILESTONES (dates are target only):
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