Press Release

NASA Invites Media To Two Shuttle Move Photo Opportunity On Jan. 31

By SpaceRef Editor
January 26, 2012
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Media are invited to a photo opportunity of two space shuttles moving to different locations at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

First, shuttle Endeavour will move from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to its processing hangar, Orbiter Processing Facility-2 (OPF-2). Following Endeavour’s move shuttle Atlantis will be moved from the VAB transfer aisle and take Endeavour’s place in the building’s high bay 4.

First motion of Endeavour is set for about 8 a.m. EST. Media must arrive at Kennedy’s Press Site by 7 a.m. for transportation to the event.

Journalists without NASA Kennedy accreditation need to apply for credentials by noon Jan. 30. 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.

In OPF-2, Endeavour will undergo preparations for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles in the second half of this year. Atlantis will remain temporarily stored in the VAB.

Highlights of the move will air on 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.