STS-132 Mission Managers' Update
NASA Managers held a Countdown Status Briefing on the eve of space shuttle Atlantis's launch to the International Space Station for mission STS-132. Atlantis and its six-member crew is scheduled to lift off at 2:20 p.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A. In preparation, the rotating service structure will be moved away from the spacecraft at 5:30 p.m. on May 13. According to STS-132 Weather Officer Todd McNamara, the weather appears to be cooperating with a 70 percent chance of favorable conditions at launch time. During the 12-day mission, Atlantis will deliver an Integrated Cargo Carrier and a Russian-built Mini Research Module to the International Space Station.