NASA'S Shuttle Atlantis Moves From Processing Hangar To VAB

Press Release From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011

image CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Reporters are invited to cover space shuttle Atlantis' final planned move from its processing hangar to the Vehicle Assembly Building, on Tuesday, May 17, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The first motion of Atlantis for rollover is scheduled for 8 a.m. EDT. Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, Endeavour will be attached to its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters, which already are on a mobile launcher platform.

The date and start time for the move is subject to change depending on shuttle Endeavour's scheduled launch on Monday, May 16. Call 321-867-2525 for updates about the rollover.

STS-134 media mission badges are valid for this photo opportunity. Media representatives planning to attend must arrive at Kennedy's news center by 7 a.m. for transportation to the event. Accreditation for international journalists is closed. U.S. reporters without STS-134 mission badges or permanent Kennedy credentials should submit their requests online at:

Highlights of the move will air on the NASA Television's Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

The STS-135 mission will carry the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module with supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station to help sustain station operations after the shuttles are retired later this year.

For more information about the STS-135 mission and crew, visit:

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