Press Release

Notice to Editors/News Directors: Mission STS-97 Orientation Tour and Photo Opportunities for News Media Scheduled

By SpaceRef Editor
November 22, 2000
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Accredited news media representatives are invited to participate in an
orientation tour and a variety of photo opportunities for the launch of the
Space Shuttle Endeavour on Mission STS-97. The launch on Nov. 30 is planned
for 10:06 p.m. EST at the opening of a window that extends for about 2 * – 5
minutes. The tour and photo opportunities will originate from the KSC Press
Site.

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STS-97 MEDIA EVENTS SCHEDULE

(all times are EST)

L-3 Days – Monday, Nov. 27

3:30 a.m. -Depart Press Site for crew arrival at the Shuttle Landing
Facility

L-2 Days – Tuesday, Nov. 28

3:00 p.m. – Depart Press Site for T-38 flight. (All) (Wire News Service
Only)

L-1 Day – Wednesday, Nov. 29

10:30 a.m.- Photographers with remote cameras and equipment should report to
the bus loading area in the parking lot

11:00 a.m.- Depart Press Site for remote camera set up

1:00 p.m.- Depart Press Site for orientation tour

L-0 Day – Thursday, Nov. 30

6:30 a.m. – Depart Press Site for sunrise photography of Endeavour on Pad
39B with the Rotating Service Structure retracted. This period of time will
also be used for remote camera reset and wipe down. We will need to be clear
of the area by 8:30 a.m.

5:20 p.m.- Depart Press Site for STS-99 crew walkout of O&C Building

8:35 p.m. – Depart Press Site for Banana Creek Viewing Site

8:35 p.m. – Depart Press Site for Fire Tower Road

9:05 p.m. – Depart Press Site for Astronaut Road

10:06 p.m. – Launch

NEWS MEDIA ARE REQUIRED TO BE UNDER PUBLIC AFFAIRS ESCORT AT ALL TIMES WHILE
AT KSC EXCEPT WHEN DRIVING TO THE NEWS CENTER OR THE COMPLEX 39 CAFETERIA.
NEWS MEDIA ARE ALLOWED AT THE PRESS SITE ONLY WHEN THE KSC NEWS CENTER IS
OPEN.

Status reports and other NASA publications are available on the World Wide
Web at: http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/kscpao.htm .
Information about the countdown and mission can be accessed electronically
via the Internet at: http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/ and at
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/

SpaceRef staff editor.