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Rachel Prucey
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650-604-0643/930-6149
rachel.l.prucey@nasa.gov

May 28, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : 08_48AR
 
 
NASA’s Ames Features Speakers at Live Broadcast of Shuttle Launch
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- News media and the public are invited to observe the live televised broadcast of STS-124 space shuttle Discovery on Saturday, May 31, in the Exploration Center at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

WHAT: An opportunity to watch the live televised broadcast of the launch of STS-124 space shuttle Discovery. The launch is scheduled at 2:02 p.m. PDT from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and will be televised live on NASA TV. In addition to seeing the broadcast, attendees will hear remarks from former NASA astronaut Karol “Bo” Bobko and Jack Boyd, senior advisor to the center director, about NASA Ames’ contributions during NASA’s first 50 years.

WHEN: The Exploration Center will open at noon PDT, Saturday, May 31, 2008, and remain open until 4 p.m. PDT. Launch is scheduled for 2:02 p.m. PDT.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Exploration Center, located at the main gate, Moffett Field. To reach NASA Ames, take U.S. Highway 101 to the Moffett Field, NASA Parkway exit and drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate and bear right into the parking lot. The Exploration Center is located in the large white dome.

NASA TV is carried on the Web and on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception.

For information about Discovery’s crew and mission, visit: www.nasa.gov/shuttle.

To watch Discovery’s launch online, tune in to NASA Television, at: www.nasa.gov/ntv.

 

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