Press Release

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Holds Unique Media Event

By SpaceRef Editor
April 16, 2009
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Following rollout of space shuttle Endeavour
from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39B on Friday, April
17, two shuttles will be on the launch pads at the same time at
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., for what is expected to be the
last time.

The day’s media activities begin with photo opportunity of the
shuttle’s rollout at 6:30 a.m. EDT and interview availability with
Endeavour Flow Director Dana Hutcherson at 8:30 a.m. Live coverage of
the move will be shown on NASA Television beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Media also are invited to take imagery as the Rotating Service
Structure, or RSS, is rolled back from shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad
39A and then capture a unique opportunity with both space shuttles on
their respective pads with the RSS’ rolled back from the spacecraft
beginning at 1 p.m.

Live shots of the two shuttles will be available on NASA Television
from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Video b-roll of the shuttles, including aerial
shots, will be available on the NASA TV Video File. For NASA TV
downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

Still images, including aerial shots, will be posted online in
Kennedy’s media gallery at:

New media accreditation is closed for this event. Badges issued for
Endeavour’s rollout will be honored for both events. Reporters with
Kennedy credentials planning to attend rollout should arrive at
Kennedy’s news center by 6 a.m. To attend Atlantis’ RSS rollback and
two shuttles media opportunity, journalists should arrive at the news
center by 12 p.m. All participants must dress in full-length pants,
flat shoes that entirely cover the feet and shirts with sleeves.

Dates and times of events are subject to change. Schedule updates are
available at 321-867-2525.

For information about the Space Shuttle Program, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.