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Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

06.03.05
 
RELEASE : 47-05
 
 
GOES-N Prelaunch Mission Webcast Coverage Set for June 21
 
 
NASA Direct, Kennedy Space Center's Internet broadcasting network, is featuring a prelaunch webcast of NASA's GOES-N mission. The webcast begins at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 21, and offers an overview of GOES-N's Earth-observing technologies. The program includes informative interviews with representatives from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Experts will also take part in a question-and-answer session discussing the mission's goals as well as science and technology involved in GOES-N.

The launch is set for Thursday, June 23, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., with a launch window of 6:13 to 6:58 a.m. EDT. Updates on launch preparations can be viewed through the NASA portal Web site at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/goes-n/main/index.html

GOES-N Prelaunch Webcast Participants

  • Tiffany Nail, KSC's Launch Services Specialist, hosts the program.
  • NOAA GOES Program Manager Steve Kirkner opens the webcast with an introduction to the GOES-N mission.
  • U. S. Air Force Weather Officer Todd McNamara offers a forecast for the latest weather conditions on launch day.
  • Rick Navarro, Boeing launch manager, details Delta IV rocket preparations and provides a launch countdown overview.
  • GOES Deputy Program Manager Andre' Dress answers questions about the spacecraft and mission submitted to the NASA Direct Question Board by Web site visitors.

GOES-N Web Coverage Schedule
(All times are subject to change)

Tuesday, June 21, at 3:30 p.m. EDT
NASA Direct webcast from Kennedy Space Center: "Mission, Spacecraft, Science and Technology Webcast" at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/goes-n/multimedia/event-GOES-N.html

The NASA Direct question board closes at 11 a.m. on June 17. Program guests will answer questions submitted by the public. The questions can be viewed online at the GOES-N: Mission, Science and Technology page:

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/nasadirect.html

For the latest information on this mission, go to NASA's GOES-N Web site at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/goes-n/main/index.html

For more information about the GOES-N online events, contact Dennis Armstrong at 321/867-2468.

 

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