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Space Shuttle Endeavour on its 6th attempt to launch tonight at 0603PM EST

The weather is expected to remain 60% favorable for launch.  Thats as good as you can hope in the sunshine state on a summer afternoon.

The ET is being fueled right now.
from spaceflightnow ::

1249 GMT (8:49 a.m. EDT)
The liquid hydrogen loading has transitioned from chilldown to the “slow-fill” mode. This fills a small fraction of the tank, then the loading switches to “fast-fill” mode.

1245 GMT (8:45 a.m. EDT)
Today’s filling of space shuttle Endeavour’s external fuel tank started at 8:38 a.m. EDT with the chilldown thermal conditioning process. This will be followed by the slow-fill mode and then the fast-fill mode to load the tank over the next three hours.
Follow the launch, watch the live videocast @

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