Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center
321/867-2468

Nov. 5, 2002
 
RELEASE : 109-02
 
 
Notice to Editors/News Directors:
Mission STS-113 KSC Briefings And Events Set
 
 
News conferences and other media-related events have been set for the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-113, the 112th launch in the Shuttle program. Mission STS-113 will launch between the hours of 12 - 4 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. The exact time of launch will be announced on Saturday, Nov. 9, at about 7 p.m. from the KSC News Center.

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

The seven-member STS-113 crew will arrive at KSC later this 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 prior to launch. The full briefing schedule is listed below.

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STS-113 BRIEFINGS & EVENTS SCHEDULE (all times are EST)
(All briefings are held inside the KSC Press Site auditorium and will be carried live on NASA TV unless otherwise noted)

L-3 Days - Friday, Nov. 8

9 a.m. ------ Countdown Status Briefing
Steve Altemus, Shuttle Test Director
Scott Higginbotham, STS-113 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
Bob Cabana, International Space Station Deputy Program Manager, NASA, JSC
Mike Wetmore, Director of Shuttle Processing, NASA, KSC
Kathy Winters, Shuttle Weather Officer

L-2 Days - Saturday, Nov. 9

9 a.m. ------ Countdown Status Briefing
Pete Nickolenko, NASA Test Director
Scott Higginbotham, STS-113 Payload Mission Manager
Kathy Winters, Shuttle Weather Officer

Launch Day - Monday, Nov. 11

NOTE: Launch will occur between the hours of 12-4 a.m. (The exact launch time will be announced Saturday late afternoon.) NASA Television live launch programming and commentary will begin about 3 hours prior to launch.

Launch + 90 minutes ----- Post-launch Press Conference
Linda Ham, Manager, Space Shuttle Program Integration, JSC
Mike Leinbach, Shuttle Launch Director, KSC

 

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