Press Release

NASA Invites Media To A Two Shuttle Move Photo Opportunity

By SpaceRef Editor
August 6, 2011
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Media are invited to a photo opportunity as shuttles Endeavour and Discovery switch locations at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 10, starting at about 8:30 a.m. EDT.

First, Endeavour will be backed out of Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1). At about 9 a.m., Discovery will be moved out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), and then both shuttles will be briefly stopped outside OPF-3 for a “nose-to-nose” photo opportunity. Discovery then will be rolled into OPF-1 and Endeavour into the VAB.

Media must arrive at Kennedy’s Press Site by 7:30 a.m. for transportation to the photo opportunity.

Journalists without NASA Kennedy accreditation need to apply for credentials by 4 p.m. Aug. 9. New international media accreditation for this event is closed. Badges can be picked up at the Kennedy Space Center Badging Office on State Road 405 starting at 6 a.m. on Aug. 10. Media must apply for credentials online at:

Updates on the moves will be available at 321-867-2525.

In OPF-1, Discovery will undergo further preparations for public display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia next spring. Endeavour will be stored in the VAB until October when it will be moved into OPF-2 for further work to get it ready for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angles next summer.

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:

For more information about the shuttles’ preparations for public display, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.