Press Release

NASA Sets Shuttle Atlantis’ Move To Launch Pad Thursday

By SpaceRef Editor
September 3, 2008
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NASA Sets Shuttle Atlantis’ Move To Launch Pad Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis is tentatively scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10 a.m. EDT, on Thursday, Sept. 4. Managers will meet at 5:30 a.m. Thursday to confirm that weather conditions created by Tropical Storm Hanna will allow for the move.

NASA Television will provide live video of Atlantis’ rollout beginning at 10 a.m. Video highlights of the rollout will air on NASA TV’s Video File segments.

Media are invited to a photo opportunity of Atlantis’ move to the launch pad and interview availability with Atlantis’ Flow Director Angie Brewer at 10:30 a.m. Dates and times of this event are subject to change. Updates are available by calling 321-867-2525.

Media must arrive at Kennedy’s News Center by 9:30 a.m. for transportation to the viewing area. New media accreditation for this event is closed. Foreign media with credentials must arrive at the Pass and Identification Building on State Road 3 by 9 a.m. for transportation to the news center. Badges must be picked up by 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the new Kennedy Badging Office on State Road 405, west of Gate 3 (just past the Kennedy Visitor’s Complex).

Atlantis is targeted to lift off Oct. 8 on an 11-day mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

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SpaceRef staff editor.