NASA's space shuttle Atlantis to move to launch pad Saturday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 10, as preparations for the STS-122 mission move forward. Atlantis is targeted to lift off Dec. 6 on an 11-day mission to the International Space Station.
The first motion of the shuttle out of Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building is scheduled for 4 a.m. EST. The 3.4-mile journey to the launch pad is expected to take about six hours.
NASA Television will provide a live picture of Atlantis at the launch pad beginning at 6:30 a.m. Video highlights of the rollout will air on NASA TV's Video File segments.
Media are invited to photograph Atlantis' move to the launch pad and interview Atlantis Flow Director Angela Brewer at 7 a.m. Saturday. Because dates and times of this event are subject to change, updates are available by calling 321-867-2525.
Media must arrive at Kennedy's news center by 6 a.m. Saturday for transportation to the viewing area. Foreign news media accreditation for this event is closed. Foreign media with credentials must arrive at the Pass and Identification Building on State Road 3 by 5:30 a.m. for transportation to the news center. U.S. media without permanent Kennedy Space Center credentials must apply for accreditation online by 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at: https://media.ksc.nasa.gov
Badges must be picked up by 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Pass and Identification Building on State Road 405.
The STS-122 mission will deliver the European Space Agency's Columbus Laboratory to the International Space Station, bring a new crew member to the outpost and return another to Earth.
For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
For more information about the STS-122 mission and crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts122
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