I am here. Right now they are fueling the shuttle Atlantis which looks very promising. The weather is still iffy…30% chance of launch due to that. We’ll see. This Space Available will keep you posted with further news overnight.

5:00 AM update – suiting operations/final inspection have begun; no technical problems. Still waiting on the weather.

Around 6:00 AM: Atlantis looks great. Inspections are taking place & comm checks are going on. One of Atlantis’ boosters has a case from STS 1 on it. That made me tear up…they remembered John and Bob.

Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.

Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.

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