Rusty from SomaFM writes,
"The Space Shuttle Endeavour has taken off and is in space, traveling to
the International Space Station where it will be delivering parts
including the third connecting module known as 'the Tranquility node' to
the station. It's also bringing up a seven-windowed cupola to be used as
a control room for robotics. The mission will feature three spacewalks."
"You can hear it all mixed with electronic ambient music on SomaFM's
Mission Control channel. Just go to somafm.com and click on
"The best time to tune in is around 2pm pacific time (06:00 GMT), when
the astronauts are just getting up and starting their checklists for the
day. Astronaut sleep periods are approximately from 6am pacific to 2pm
pacific. There will be minimal mission audio at that time, but the rest
of the time all sorts of stuff is going on."
[CC-licensed image, via Flickr: "STS-130 Shuttle Launch," photographed on Feb 8, 2010 by Malenkov in Exile]
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