Status Report

Mission STS-107 Web Coverage Events Set

By SpaceRef Editor
January 9, 2003
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Mission STS-107 Web Coverage Events Set

Kennedy Space Center’s web coverage events have been set for the launch of
Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107, scheduled for launch Thursday,
Jan. 16.

Cris Guidi will serve as host for all three of KSC Direct’s STS-107
programs. Programming begins on Tuesday, Jan. 14 with Shuttle processing
specialist John Guidi and SPACEHAB specialist Mike Kinslow. NASA astronaut
Janice Voss, a veteran of five Shuttle flights, will join KSC Direct for
Thursday’s launch day program.

Viewers will see informative programming highlighting the objectives of
mission STS-107, as well as the crew and payloads. During the program,
featured guests will answer questions submitted to the KSC Direct Question
Boards from space enthusiasts around the world. The KSC Direct! home page
and Question Boards are now available at

In addition to KSC Direct, KSC’s Live Launch Countdown site located at features
real-time updating as milestones occur during the countdown, keeping site
visitors informed with the very latest news. The Live Launch Countdown site
will also provide downloadable video clips of prelaunch and launch day
events. Videos will be available in RealMedia format in two sizes for users
with 56K modems or Cable/broadband connections.

Those who would like to test their knowledge of the STS-107 mission, crew
and payloads are invited to take the STS-107 Mission Quiz. The first 50
players to achieve a perfect score will receive an official VIP visitor
packet that includes a crew photo and mission patch.

— end of general release —


L-3 Days – Monday, Jan. 13 8:00 a.m. Live Countdown Coverage site is activated

9:00 a.m. STS-107 Mission Quiz starts

L-2 Days – Tuesday, Jan. 14 10:00 a.m. KSC Direct program: Space Shuttle Processing and Q & A

2:00 p.m. KSC Direct program: SPACEHAB and Q & A

L-0 Days – Launch Day, Thursday, Jan. 16

All webcasts will be available at For the exact time of
the start of KSC Direct programming, please check the KSC Direct webcast
page above on launch day.

Although coverage events for this mission do not begin until three days
prior to launch, the Shuttle Countdown Online page
( was activated shortly after
the landing of STS-113 and always serves as a starting point for KSC’s
mission coverage.

SpaceRef staff editor.