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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
(202) 358-3749

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

Feb. 28, 2006
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M06-034 (Revised)
 
 
NASA's Fuel Tank for Next Shuttle Launch Arrives at Kennedy
 
 
The redesigned external fuel tank that will launch the next shuttle mission is scheduled to arrive at 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

To view the tank rolling off the barge and being transported to the Vehicle Assembly Building, media must arrive at the Kennedy News Center by 3 p.m. EST. Times are subject to change. Media can verify arrival times by calling the press site at: (321) 867-2468.

The tank (ET-119) will fly with many major safety changes, including the removal of the protuberance air load ramps. The ramps were removed to help eliminate potential damaging debris.

Media without Kennedy Space Center credentials should submit their requests via the online accreditation Web site at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

For information about the next shuttle mission, STS-121, on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home

 

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