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J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington
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George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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Rob Gutro
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
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May 29, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M08-110
 
 
NASA Targets GLAST Launch for June 5
 
 
WASHINGTON -- The launch of NASA's GLAST spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is scheduled for Thursday, June 5. The launch window extends from 11:45 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. EDT and remains unchanged through Aug. 7.

The June 5 date already is reserved for the launch of GLAST on the Eastern Range. The date was chosen at the conclusion of Thursday's Flight Readiness Review to give the launch team sufficient time to make sure remaining open engineering issues are resolved.

The GLAST prelaunch news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Question and answer capability will be available from participating NASA locations.

The placement of remote cameras at Pad 17-B is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4. On launch day, news media should meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Space Florida parking lot outside Gate 1 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Launch commentary on NASA Television (media channel 103) will begin at 9:45 a.m. For complete NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


For more information about the GLAST mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/glast


 

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