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Katherine K. Martin
Media Relations Office
216-433-2406
katherine.k.martin@nasa.gov

June 6, 2007
 
RELEASE : 07-018
 
 
NASA Glenn Invites Public to Watch Next Shuttle Launch
 
 
Cleveland--The Visitor Center at NASA's Glenn Research Center will extend its normal hours of operation for the public to view the STS-117 launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. The first launch opportunity is Friday, June 8, with liftoff targeted for 7:38 p.m.

During its mission, Atlantis will continue construction of the International Space Station as the crew delivers the S3/S4 starboard truss segments, batteries and another pair of solar arrays to the space station.

If the launch is delayed, visitors should check the Visitor Center hours of operation on the Glenn website at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/events/shuttle_launch.html or call the Visitor Center at 216-433-2000.

The Visitor Center is located at 21000 Brookpark Road. Admission to the Visitor Center is free, and the building is wheelchair accessible. All adult visitors must present government-issued photo identification upon entering the Center's Main Gate. Access to the Center is restricted to U.S. citizens. All vehicles are subject to inspection.

Normal hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information about special events at the Visitor Center, call 216-433-2000 or visit:

http://glennevents.grc.nasa.gov

 

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