Launch of NASA's Endeavour to take place on Sunday

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Cape Canaveral (Florida, US), July 12 (ANI): The lauch of the space shuttle Endeavour will take place on Sunday evening local time (on Monday morning IST) to give technical teams more time to evaluate lightning strikes at the launch pad.

Liftoff is scheduled for 7:13 p.m. EDT, a NASA release said.ensors on Friday indicated that there were 11 lightning strikes within 0.35 miles, which is inside the launch pad's threshold.

Teams have seen nothing so far that indicates anything has been affected.

The Mission Management Team will meet at 8 a.m. Sunday to evaluate the latest data. Fueling of the external fuel tank is scheduled to begin at 9:48 a.m. Sunday.

The 16-day STS-127 mission will feature five space walks and complete construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory.

Astronauts will attach a platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow experiments to be exposed to space. (ANI)

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