Livestream of Mark Kelly’s space shuttle launchby Carli Brosseau on Apr. 27, 2011, under Off Topic, Tragedy in Tucson, Tucson Tragedy
The space shuttle Endeavor will not launch today because of technical problems. It was scheduled to take off with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s husband, Mark Kelly, in command. Giffords is in Florida to attend the event, and the Obamas also announced they will be there.
Courtesy of the FLORIDA TODAY team, TucsonCitizen.com will provide a livestream of the launch, including interviews with the astronauts. You can check out more in-depth coverage of the launch from our colleagues in Florida on their space team blog, The Flame Trench. For an excellent story providing background and more on the Tucson connection, check out the Arizona Republic’s coverage. Below are a series of photos of Kelly as he prepares for the launch. Bookmark this page to check out the live report.