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Published:October 15th, 2008 07:40 EST
NASA's Atlantis comes home Monday

NASA's Atlantis comes home Monday

By Garrett Godwin

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA (NASA): The Atlantis shuttle has been schedule next Monday to come back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building`s Kennedy Space Center for awaiting launch on its mission to repair the Hubble Space Telespace. 

It is mounted on a Mobile Launch Platform and will be delivered to the Vehicle Assembly Building atop a crawler transporter, which will travel slower than 1 mph during the three-plus mile trek, which is an estimated six hours.

Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch last Friday, but was it was pushed back when a system transferring science data from the orbiting observatory to Earth malfunctioned almost three weeks ago next Saturday.  The new launch target data is currently in review.

Live coverage of Atlantis will be provided by NASA Television at 6:30am next Monday, and highlights will be shown on air at NASA TV Video File, and more information can be found at www.nasa.gov/ntv.