Press Release

NASA Invites Media to Crawler-Transporter Event Nov. 16

By SpaceRef Editor
November 12, 2012
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Media are invited to a photo and interview opportunity Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 a.m. EDT at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to view the move of crawler-transporter 2 to test recently completed modifications. Media should arrive at Kennedy’s Press Site by 7:30 a.m. for transportation to the crawler.

The move will not be shown live on NASA Television, but video highlights will air during Video File segments.

Crawler-transporter 2, known as CT-2, is being modified to extend the lifetime of the crawler’s systems to allow it to carry NASA’s new Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket and Orion spacecraft, as well as other future space program vehicles, to Kennedy’s launch pads. These system modifications include AC generator replacement, electronics replacement, cable replacement, tubing replacement, hydraulic component replacement, cleaning of fuel tanks, and cleaning of hydraulic systems. These modifications will allow the crawler, which has supported NASA’s Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs, to continue supporting human spaceflight for another 20 years.

Journalists without NASA Kennedy accreditation need to apply for credentials by noon on Nov. 15. International media accreditation for this event is closed. Badges can be picked up at the Kennedy Space Center Badging Office on State Road 405. Media must apply for credentials online at:

Any updates on the move will be available at 321-867-2525.

NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is overseeing the crawler upgrade work. For more information about the program, visit:

Video B-roll of the move will air on NASA TV’s Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.