STS-125 BRIEFING AND EVENTS SCHEDULE
(All times are Eastern)
May 1, 2009
 
All briefings are held inside the Kennedy News Center auditorium and will be carried live on NASA Television unless otherwise noted.

L-3 Days - Friday, May 8

10 a.m. - Countdown Status Briefing
- Jeremy Graeber, NASA test director
- Debbie Hahn, STS-125 payload manager
- Kathy Winters, shuttle weather officer

4 p.m. - Launch countdown officially begins (not on NASA TV)

5 p.m. – STS-125 Crew Arrival

L-2 Days - Saturday, May 9

11 a.m. – Countdown Status Briefing
- Jeff Spaulding, NASA test director
- Kathy Winters, shuttle weather officer

1 p.m. – LRO/LCROSS demonstration (not on NASA TV)

2 p.m. – Constellation media tour (not on NASA TV)

3 p.m. – IMAX media availability, Toni Myers, Producer/Director Hubble 3D (not on NASA TV)

6:30 p.m. (no earlier than) - Prelaunch News Conference
- Mike Moses, launch integration manager and chair, Mission Management Team
- Preston Burch, Hubble project manager
- Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director
- Lt. Col. Patrick Barrett, 45th Weather Squadron

L-1 Day – Sunday, May 10

10 a.m. – Countdown Status Briefing
- Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, NASA test director
- Debbie Hahn, STS-125 payload manager
- Kathy Winters, shuttle weather officer

1 p.m. – Hubble Program Briefing
- Jon Morse, Astrophysics Division Director
- David Leckrone, Hubble project scientist
- Preston Burch, Hubble project manager
- Mike Kienlen, Hubble deputy project manager

2 p.m. – Hubble Science Briefing
- Ed Weiler, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate
- David Leckrone, Hubble Project Scientist
- John Trauger, WFPC2 Principle Investigator
- Matt Mountain, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) Director

5 p.m. - Rotating Service Structure moves to launch position

Launch Day - Monday, May 11

8:30 a.m. - Live launch commentary begins

Crew Activities: (times may vary slightly)
5:30 a.m. -- Crew wakes up (not on NASA TV)
9:39 a.m. -- Weather briefing (commander, pilot and mission specialist 2) (not on NASA TV)
9:49 a.m. -- Astronauts don flight suits
10:16 a.m. -- Depart for launch pad
10:46 a.m. -- Arrive at White Room and begin ingress
11:51 a.m. -- Close crew hatch
2:01 p.m. – Preferred launch time

Launch + 1 hour - Post-launch News Conference
- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations
- Ed Weiler, associate administrator for Science Mission Directorate
- Mike Moses, launch integration manager and chair, Mission Management Team
- Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director

Kennedy News Center Office Hours for STS-125
Times may be adjusted in real time depending on mission events and timelines.

Friday, May 8 --- (Launch minus 3 days) --- 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 --- (Launch minus 2 days) --- 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 10 --- (Launch minus 1 day) --- 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, May 11 --- (Launch) Flight day 1 --- 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
May 12 – May 21 --- Flight days 2 - 11 --- 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except weekends)
Saturday, May 22 --- (Landing) Flight day 12 --- 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. or one hour after the last event

Media Badging Schedule
News media may obtain STS-125 mission credentials from the Kennedy Space Center Pass and Identification Office on State Road 3. Office hours of operation are listed below.

Friday, May 8 ----- 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 ----- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 10 ----- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, May 11 ----- 6 a.m. - 12 p.m.

News media are required to be escorted by NASA Public Affairs at all times while at Kennedy Space Center, except when at the news center or the Complex 39 cafeteria. No photography is allowed anywhere other than the press site unless prior permission is granted by NASA Public Affairs. News media are allowed at the press site only when public affairs personnel are on duty and the NASA News Center is open.

STS-125 Crew
Commander: Scott Altman
Pilot: Gregory C. Johnson
Mission Specialist: John Grunsfeld
Mission Specialist: Mike Massimino
Mission Specialist: Megan McArthur
Mission Specialist: Andrew Feustel
Mission Specialist: Michael Good

For the latest information on the STS-125 crew and mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle