From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The six astronauts who will launch aboard space shuttle Endeavour's final mission in April will answer media questions on Wednesday, March 9, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The availability takes place as the shuttle moves from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Launch Pad 39A.
Endeavour's first motion out of the VAB is scheduled for 8 p.m. EST. Media representatives must arrive at Kennedy's news center by 7:30 p.m. for a rollout photo opportunity. NASA Television will provide live coverage of the rollout's beginning and the shuttle crew's question-and-answer session at 8:15 p.m. near Kennedy's news center. An interview opportunity with Endeavour Flow Director Dana Hutcherson will begin at 8:30 p.m., but will not be shown on NASA TV.
NASA also will provide a sunrise photo opportunity at the launch pad on March 10 following Endeavour's arrival. Reporters must be at the news center by 6 a.m. for transportation to the viewing area.
STS-133 mission badges are valid for all rollout activities and the media event on Thursday, March 10, to highlight Endeavour's cargo. During the 1 p.m. event at Kennedy's Space Station Processing Facility, reporters will have the opportunity to speak with managers and team members involved in processing the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle physics detector designed to increase our understanding of the universe.
Media representatives who applied for Endeavour's rollout events may begin picking up their badges at 6 a.m. on March 9 at the Kennedy Space Center Badging Office on State Road 405. Updates for events are available at 321-867-2525.
NASA TV's Video File will broadcast highlights of the entire move. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
For more information about Endeavour's STS-134 mission and crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html
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