Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

June 15, 2009 15:48 ET

Media Advisory: New Date for the Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour With Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette Aboard

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - The launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour with Canadian astronaut Julie Payette aboard is now set for Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 5:40 a.m. EDT. Media representatives are invited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to follow the launch. A CSA spokesperson will be on site to highlight this event with the employees.

Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center have worked endlessly since the problem occurred last Saturday when the shuttle was originally set to launch at 7:17 a.m. EDT.

Mission STS-127 is one of the last major assembly flights for the International Space Station (ISS) and will consist of several space walks and robotics operations for the crew. During the 16-day mission, Julie Payette will operate all three robotic arms: Canadarm, Canadarm2 and the Japanese arm.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to follow the event live on the Canadian Space Agency Web site at .

What: Launch of Endeavour Space Shuttle for STS-127 mission

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 5:40 a.m. EDT

Who: A CSA spokesperson (host)

Schedule: 5:30 a.m. EDT - comments
5:40 a.m. EDT - launch
5:50 a.m. EDT - interviews

Where: Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aeroport
Longueuil, Quebec

For details on the mission, visit the Canadian Space Agency's website at

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