Historic Countdown Continues

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 3:32pm

Space Shuttle Endeavour is less than a day away from its last mission.

On the eve of the final flight for Space Shuttle Endeavor, all systems are go.

Launch preparations continue at Kennedy Space Center's Pad 39-A.

Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather nearby to try and get a glimpse of the lift-off.

The historic final launch of Endeavour is bolstered by two very special guests.

President Obama and the first family will travel to Kennedy Space Center, as well as wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, less than four-months after being shot at point blank range during an assassination attempt.

Last night Giffords joined her husband, Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly, and other crew members and their families for a nasa tradition, dinner at a Kennedy Space Center beach house.

Launch managers are confident the high-profile guests and extra attention to this launch will not affect focus on the task at hand.

Of course, weather along the coast is always a concern.

Forecasters say the odds for a launch tomorrow afternoon are 70 percent go.
 

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