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Jessica Rye
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

10.31.05
 
RELEASE : 95-05
 
 
NASA HOSTS ZERO-G FLIGHTS AT SPACE SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY
 
 
Media are invited to NASA's Space Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, Nov. 5 to witness weightless flight provided by Zero Gravity Corporation and interview teachers who are flying and performing simple microgravity experiments to take back to their students.

The flights provided by the firm, also known as ZERO-G of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., are part of a pilot program with NASA demonstrating expanded access to and use of the space shuttle runway and landing facility for non-NASA activities.

Media Events:
9:30 a.m.
View flyers boarding the aircraft
10 a.m.
View takeoff of "G-FORCE ONE" aircraft
10 -11 a.m.
Interviews with Astronauts Bruce Melnick, Rick Searfoss and Bob Springer along with NASA and ZERO-G Management
11:15 a.m.
Interviews with teachers following flight
11:30 a.m.
Tour of plane and interviews with pilots and staff
Noon
Return to KSC News Center


Media interested in attending the event must be at the KSC News Center by 9 a.m. Saturday for transportation to the Shuttle Landing Facility.

Permanently badged media interested in attending this event are requested to contact the KSC Press Site (321/867-2468) by close of business Friday, Nov. 4.

Media without KSC credentials should submit their accreditation request via the online accreditation Web site at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov


Media must be properly dressed in long pants and closed shoes with low heels. Sleeveless shirts are not allowed.

For the latest information on NASA's return to flight efforts on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
 

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