Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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.
|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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