Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center
321/867-2468

Sept. 27, 2002
 
RELEASE : 90-02
 
 
Note to Editors/News Directors:
Mission STS-112 KSC Briefings And Events Set
 
 
News conferences and other events have been set for the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-112, the 111th launch in the Shuttle program. Mission STS-112 will launch between 2 - 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The exact launch time will be announced 24 hours prior to the targeted liftoff time.

News conferences and events listed below will be carried live on NASA Television (unless otherwise noted) and originate from the KSC News Center.

The six-member STS-112 crew will arrive at KSC early next week. A taped replay of their arrival will be broadcast on NASA TV the following day. Live media coverage of the crew arrival will not be accommodated.

On launch day, the crew will depart their KSC living quarters and be driven to the launch pad. A limited number of media will be permitted to view the walkout event. (Contact Manny Virata at 321-867-7820 for details.)

The crew breakfast, suit-up and walkout activities will be taped and replayed during live launch commentary beginning approximately three hours prior to liftoff.

In addition to daily 9 a.m. countdown status briefings, a prelaunch press conference will be held two days before launch. The full briefing schedule is listed below.

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STS-112 BRIEFINGS & EVENTS SCHEDULE (all times are EDT)
(All briefings are held inside the KSC Press Site auditorium and will be carried live on NASA TV unless otherwise noted)

L-2 Days - Monday, Sept. 30

9 a.m. ------ Countdown Status Briefing
* Jeff Spaulding, Shuttle Test Director
* Gennaro Caliendo, STS-112 Payload Mission Manager
* Kathy Winters, Shuttle Weather Officer

(Crew arrival, taped earlier, will be replayed on NASA TV following the briefing.)

4 p.m. ----- Prelaunch News Conference
* Ron Dittemore, Shuttle Program Manager, NASA, JSC
* Mike Suffredini, International Space Station Operations & Integration Manager, JSC
* Dave King, Director of Shuttle Processing, NASA, KSC
* Lt. Michael Jennings, Launch Weather Officer, 45th Weather Squadron

L-1 Day - Tuesday, Oct. 1

9 a.m. ------ Countdown Status Briefing
* Pete Nickolenko, NASA Test Director
* Gennaro Caliendo, STS-112 Payload Mission Manager
* Kathy Winters, Shuttle Weather Officer

Launch Day - Wednesday, Oct. 2

NOTE: Launch will occur between the hours of 2-6 p.m. (The exact launch time will be announced Tuesday afternoon.) NASA Television live launch programming and commentary will begin about 3 hours prior to launch.

Launch + 1 hour ----- Post-launch Press Conference
* Jim Halsell, Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager, KSC
* Mike Leinbach, Shuttle Launch Director, KSC

 

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