STS-129 Crew Completes Robotic Arm Checkout

The STS-129 crew is wrapping up a busy day following the successful launch of Atlantis at 2:28 p.m. EST from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Scheduled to go to sleep around 8:30 p.m., the crew completed a thorough checkout of the shuttle’s robotic arm earlier in preparation for Tuesday’s survey of Atlantis’ wing leading edge panels and nosecap.

Beginning at 9 p.m., NASA TV will play Flight Day 1 highlights hourly until the STS-129 astronauts awaken at 4:28 a.m. Tuesday to begin their first full day in space.