This morning, NASA and United Space Alliance managers met with pad workers who expressed a desire to continue shuttle processing following the unexpected death of a co-worker at the pad Monday morning.
Crews will perform checks on the power reactant storage distribution system, or PRSD, and the external fuel tank’s camera. The PRSD holds super-cold liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen for use by the shuttle’s three fuel cells to produce electricity during flight. The fuel cells combine the chemicals to generate electricity. Water is a byproduct of the process and astronauts typically transfer that water to the space station during the mission.
Endeavour is targeted to launch on its STS-134 mission to the International Space Station on April 19.