Press Release

Kennedy Space Center to Hold Employee Memorial Service for the Crew of Columbia on Feb. 7

By SpaceRef Editor
February 6, 2003
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A ceremony to honor the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia — NASA astronauts Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark, and Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon — is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, at 8:15 a.m. EST at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) in Florida.

This is a private ceremony for NASA employees, contractors, and invited guests. The ceremony will be carried live on NASA Television and available on the Internet at

NASA Television is available on AMC-2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical and audio is monaural at 6.8 MHz.

Media wishing to attend this event should be at the KSC Press Site no later than 7:15 a.m. EST for transportation to the Shuttle Landing Facility. Media access to KSC will begin at 6 a.m. EST. Bus transportation for those media who must be escorted will also begin at 6 a.m. from Gate 3. Television live trucks will not be permitted at the SLF. Unilateral hookups for this event will be available at the Press Site. Media requiring accreditation should contact the KSC Newsroom at (321) 867-2468 for instructions.

Additional information about the STS-107 crew and the Space Shuttle Columbia is available on the Internet at

SpaceRef staff editor.