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Katherine Trinidad
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Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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March 26, 2010
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-046
 
 
NASA Announces Shuttle Prelaunch Events And Countdown Details
 
 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Discovery.

Shuttle Discovery's STS-131 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 6:21 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 5. Detailed lists of countdown milestones, news briefing times and participants, and hours of operation for Kennedy's news center and media credentialing office are available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news


A NASA blog will update the countdown beginning April 5 at 1:15 a.m. Originating from Kennedy, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to launch. During the mission, visitors to NASA's shuttle Web site can read about the crew's progress and watch the mission's three spacewalks live.

As Discovery's flight concludes, the NASA blog will detail the spacecraft's return to Earth. For NASA's launch blog and continuous mission updates, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle


The NASA News Twitter feed will be updated throughout the shuttle launch countdown, mission and landing. To follow, visit:

http://www.twitter.com/nasa


Mission Specialists Clayton Anderson and Naoko Yamazaki of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are sending updates about their training to their Twitter accounts and plan to tweet from orbit during the mission. They can be followed, respectively, at:

http://www.twitter.com/Astro_Clay


and


http://www.twitter.com/Astro_Naoko


For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv



 

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