Thursday, September 4, 2008

NASA Sets Shuttle Atlantis' Move To Launch Pad Thursday

Space shuttle Atlantis is tentatively scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Space Station Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10 a.m. EDT, on Thursday, Sept. 4. Space Station Managers will meet at 5:30 a.m. Thursday to confirm that weather conditions created by Tropical Storm Hanna will allow for the move.

NASA Space Station Television will provide live video of Space Station Atlantis' rollout beginning at 10 a.m. Space Station Video highlights of the rollout will air on NASA TV's Video File segments.

Space Station Media are invited to a photo opportunity of Space Station Atlantis' move to the launch pad and interview availability with Space Station Atlantis' Flow Director Angie Brewer at 10:30 a.m. Space Station Dates and times of this event are subject to change. Updates are available by calling 321-867-2525.

Space Station Media must arrive at Space Station Kennedy's News Center by 9:30 a.m. for transportation to the viewing area. Space Station New media accreditation for this event is closed. Space Station Foreign media with credentials must arrive at the Pass and I-D Building on State Road 3 by 9 a.m. for transportation to the news center. Badges must be picked up by 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the new Space Station Kennedy Badging Office on State Road 405, west of Gate 3 (just past the Kennedy Visitor's Complex).

Atlantis is targeted to lift off Oct. 8 on an 11-day mission to service the Space Station Hubble Space Telescope.

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

For more information about the STS-125 mission and crew, visit:

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