Press Release

NASA Invites Media to New Mobile Launcher Move to Park Site

By SpaceRef Editor
September 30, 2010
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., invites media to view the new mobile launcher (ML) support structure’s short move from its construction site to the mobile launcher park site on Friday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. EDT.

Media will be able to document the move, which is expected to take about 30 minutes. Media need to be at Kennedy’s Press Site by 8 a.m. for transportation to the site.

Because the move time was changed on short notice, no new media badges will be issued for this event. Only media who currently have Kennedy credentials can attend the move.

All participants attending the event must be dressed in full-length pants, flat shoes that cover the feet entirely and shirts with sleeves.

Dates and times are subject to change. Please call the NASA News Center information line at 321-867-2525 for updates.

At the park site, the ML can be outfitted with ground support equipment, such as umbilicals and access arms, for future rocket launches. It took about two years to construct the 355-foot-tall structure, which will support NASA’s future human spaceflight program. The base of the launcher is lighter than space shuttle mobile launcher platforms so the crawler-transporter can pick up the heavier load of the tower and a taller rocket.

Video of the move will be available on NASA Television’s Video File Friday afternoon. For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.