Monthly Archives: November 2009

British wormonauts to launch today

The space shuttle Atlantis is to launch towards the International Space Station from Florida today at 7:28pm GMT, 2:28pm EDT. On board will be six astronauts, fifteen tonnes of material and a selection of worms provided by Nottingham University to study the effect of microgravity on living creatures aboard the ISS.

NASA TV will be following all live.