Press Release

NASA Updates Space Shuttle Atlantis Pre-Launch Events

By SpaceRef Editor
September 1, 2006
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NASA Updates Space Shuttle Atlantis Pre-Launch Events

News conferences, events and operating hours for the NASA Kennedy Space Center News Center are set for the Sept. 6 launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on the STS-115 mission to the International Space Station. The first countdown for Atlantis’ launch was stopped Tuesday because of Tropical Depression Ernesto.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, the six STS-115 crew members are scheduled to arrive at Kennedy at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Media planning to cover the event must be at the Kennedy News Center by 9:30 a.m. for transportation to the Shuttle Landing Facility. Commander Brent Jett will make a brief statement to the media. NASA Television will have live coverage of the arrival and Jett’s remarks.

NASA TV will also broadcast live a countdown status briefing and news conference on Monday, Sept. 4. Complete listings of news briefing times, participants, Kennedy News Center and media credentialing hours of operation are available in the online version of this media advisory at:

For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:

For the latest information about the STS-115 crew and mission, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.