Press Release

Space Shuttle Discovery Set for Move to Vehicle Assembly Building

By SpaceRef Editor
October 26, 2006
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Space Shuttle Discovery Set for Move to Vehicle Assembly Building
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NASA invites news media to witness an important milestone for the upcoming Space Shuttle Discovery mission, designated STS-116. On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Discovery is scheduled to move from the Orbiter Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to the Vehicle Assembly Building, where it will be attached to its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters. The first motion is expected at 6 a.m. EST. Media must arrive at Kennedy’s News Center by 5 a.m. to attend the event.

Discovery’s launch window opens Dec. 7. During its 11-day mission to the International Space Station, the STS-116 crew of seven astronauts will deliver a third truss segment, a SPACEHAB module and other key components during the shuttle’s 20th mission to the International Space Station.

Permanently badged media should contact Kennedy’s News Center at 321-867-2468 by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 to attend. As event dates and times are subject to change, updates are available by calling 321-867-2525. Media without Kennedy credentials should submit their request via the accreditation Web site at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov/

Video of the rollover will air on NASA TV’s Video File. For NASA TV downlink, streaming video and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about the STS-116 mission and its crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

SpaceRef staff editor.