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NASA Announces Shuttle Prelaunch Events and Countdown Details

By SpaceRef Editor
May 6, 2010
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NASA Announces Shuttle Prelaunch Events and Countdown Details
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA has set the schedule for news conferences, events and operating hours at the Kennedy Space Center press site for space shuttle Atlantis’ upcoming launch.

Atlantis’ STS-132 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 2:20 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 14. The mission is the last scheduled flight for Atlantis. Including STS-132, there are only three remaining shuttle missions scheduled before the fleet is retired. Detailed lists of countdown milestones, news briefing times and participants, and hours of operation for Kennedy’s news center and media credentialing office are available at: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news

A NASA blog will provide countdown updates beginning at 9 a.m. on May 14. Originating from Kennedy, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to launch. During the mission, visitors to NASA’s shuttle Web site can read about the crew’s progress and watch the mission’s three spacewalks live.

As Atlantis’ flight concludes, the NASA blog will detail the spacecraft’s return to Earth. For NASA’s launch blog and continuous mission updates, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

NASA will make live updates to the NASA News Twitter feed throughout the shuttle launch countdown, mission and landing. To access the feed, go to the NASA.gov home page or visit: http://www.twitter.com/nasa

For NASA Television streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv  

SpaceRef staff editor.