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John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington                           
202-358-0602
john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov
 
Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
candrea.k.thomas@nasa.gov
Aug. 28, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M08-160
 
 
NASA Updates Shuttle Atlantis' Move To Launch Pad Tuesday
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Atlantis is targeted to lift off Oct. 8 on an 11-day mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. This new rollout date accommodates additional work on Atlantis.

NASA Television will provide live video of Atlantis at the launch pad beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 2. Video highlights of the rollout will air on NASA TV's Video File segments.

Media are invited to a photo opportunity of the shuttle at the pad and an interview availability with Atlantis' Flow Director Angie Brewer at 8 a.m. Tuesday. 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. for transportation to the viewing area. Media accreditation for this event is closed. Foreign media with credentials must arrive at the Pass and I-D Building on State Road 3 by 6 a.m. for transportation to the news center.

Atlantis will be commanded by Scott Altman. Gregory C. Johnson will be pilot. Mission Specialists will be John Grunsfeld, Mike Massimino, Megan McArthur, Andrew Feustel and Michael Good.

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


For more information about the STS-125 mission and crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle  

 

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