NASA TV and NASA Direct, Kennedy Space Center's Internet broadcasting network, will provide live New Horizons launch coverage on Jan. 17. TV and Web coverage starts at 11 a.m. EST; lift-off is scheduled for 1:24 p.m. EST. For information about NASA TV and digital downlink information on the Web, visit:
On Sunday at 3:30 p.m. EST, NASA presents a webcast about the mission. The program includes interviews with NASA launch managers and mission scientists. They will answer questions about the science and technologies involved in the mission.
Participants: Kennedy Space Center Director Jim Kennedy; Launch Weather Officer Joel Tumbiolo; Omar Baez, NASA launch manager; New Horizons Mission Project Manager Glen Fountain; Fran Bagenal, mission co-investigator; Mission System Engineer David Kusnierkiewicz; Project Scientist Hal Weaver; and Tiffany Nail, Launch Services Specialist. Program guests will answer questions submitted by the public.
All mission events are available through the NASA Web Portal at:
For more information about New Horizons Web events, contact Dennis Armstrong at: (321) 867-4493.
For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:
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