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NASA Updates Time For Space Shuttle Atlantis’ Roll From Launch Pad

By SpaceRef Editor
October 17, 2008
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NASA Updates Time For Space Shuttle Atlantis’ Roll From Launch Pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA managers have adjusted the time for space shuttle Atlantis’ rollback from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, Oct. 20, to 7 a.m. EDT. Atlantis is expected to be in the Vehicle Assembly Building by about 2 p.m.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of Atlantis’ move off the pad beginning Monday at 6:30 a.m. Video highlights of the rollback will air on NASA TV Video File.

Media are invited to a photo opportunity of the shuttle’s move from the pad at 7 a.m. Monday, and must arrive at Kennedy’s News Center by 6 a.m. for transportation to the viewing area. Because dates and times of this event are subject to change, updates are available by calling 321-867-2525.

Media badges may be picked up Friday, Oct. 17, at the Kennedy Badging Office on State Road 405, west of Gate 3, just past the Kennedy Visitor Complex.

The next space shuttle flight will be shuttle Endeavour’s STS-126 mission to the International Space Station, targeted for launch Nov. 14. Endeavour is scheduled to move from Launch Pad 39B to Pad 39A on Oct. 25.

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For more information about upcoming shuttle missions, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.