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Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

RELEASE : 47-05
GOES-N Prelaunch Mission Webcast Coverage Set for June 21
NASA Direct, Kennedy Space Center's Internet broadcasting network, is featuring a prelaunch webcast of NASA's GOES-N mission. The webcast begins at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 21, and offers an overview of GOES-N's Earth-observing technologies. The program includes informative interviews with representatives from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Experts will also take part in a question-and-answer session discussing the mission's goals as well as science and technology involved in GOES-N.

The launch is set for Thursday, June 23, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., with a launch window of 6:13 to 6:58 p.m. EDT. Updates on launch preparations can be viewed through the NASA portal Web site at:

GOES-N Prelaunch Webcast Participants

  • Tiffany Nail, KSC's Launch Services Specialist, hosts the program.
  • NOAA GOES Program Manager Steve Kirkner opens the webcast with an introduction to the GOES-N mission.
  • U. S. Air Force Weather Officer Todd McNamara offers a forecast for the latest weather conditions on launch day.
  • Rick Navarro, Boeing launch manager, details Delta IV rocket preparations and provides a launch countdown overview.
  • GOES Deputy Program Manager Andre' Dress answers questions about the spacecraft and mission submitted to the NASA Direct Question Board by Web site visitors.

GOES-N Web Coverage Schedule
(All times are subject to change)

Tuesday, June 21, at 3:30 p.m. EDT
NASA Direct webcast from Kennedy Space Center: "Mission, Spacecraft, Science and Technology Webcast" at:

The NASA Direct question board closes at 11 a.m. on June 17. Program guests will answer questions submitted by the public. The questions can be viewed online at the GOES-N: Mission, Science and Technology page:

For the latest information on this mission, go to NASA's GOES-N Web site at:

For more information about the GOES-N online events, contact Dennis Armstrong at 321/867-2468.


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