STS-128 BRIEFING AND EVENTS SCHEDULE
(All times are Eastern)
Sept. 10, 2009
 

All briefings are held inside the Kennedy News Center auditorium and will be carried live on NASA Television unless otherwise noted.

Launch Day - Friday, Aug. 28

2:30 p.m. - Fueling commentary begins

Approx. 2:34 p.m. - Fueling begins

6:30 p.m. - Continuous launch commentary begins

Crew Activities: (times may vary slightly)
1:00 p.m. -- Crew wakes up (not on NASA TV)
7:29 p.m. -- Weather briefing (commander, pilot and mission specialist 2) (not on NASA TV)
7:39 p.m. -- Astronauts don flight suits
8:09 p.m. -- Depart for launch pad
8:39 p.m. -- Arrive at White Room and begin ingress
9:54 p.m. -- Close crew hatch

11:59 p.m. - Launch

Launch + 1 hour - Post-launch News Conference
- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations
- Simonetta di Pippo, European Space Agency, director of Human Spaceflight
- Mike Moses, chair, Mission Management Team
- Pete Nickolenko, STS-128 launch director

Kennedy News Center Office Hours for STS-128
Times may be adjusted in real time depending on mission events and timelines.

Wednesday, Aug. 26 --- (Launch minus 2 days) --- 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 27 --- (Launch minus 1 day) --- 8 a.m. - 1 hour after briefing
Friday, Aug. 28 --- (Launch) --- 8 a.m. - round-the-clock
Saturday, Aug. 29 --- (Flight day 1) --- round-the-clock - 2 a.m.
Aug. 30 - Sept. 9 --- (Flight days 2 - 12) --- 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except weekends)
Thursday, Sept. 10 --- (Landing at 7:06 p.m.) Flight day 13 --- 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11 --- (Landing at 5:48 p.m.) Flight day 14 --- 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Media Badging Schedule

News media may obtain STS-128 mission credentials from the Kennedy Space Center Pass and Identification Office on State Road 3. Office hours of operation are listed below.

Friday, Aug. 21 ----- Badges available 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., by calling 321-867-2468
Saturday, Aug. 22 ----- Badges available 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., by calling 321-867-2468
Sunday, Aug. 23 ----- 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 24 ----- 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 25 ----- 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 26 ----- closed
Thursday, Aug. 27 ----- closed
Friday, Aug. 28 ----- 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 10 ----- 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11 ----- 2 p.m. - 4:30 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-128 Crew
Commander: Rick Sturckow
Pilot: Kevin Ford
Mission Specialist: Patrick Forrester
Mission Specialist: Jose Hernandez
Mission Specialist: Danny Olivas
Mission Specialist: Christer Fuglesang
Mission Specialist: Nicole Stott

For the latest information on the STS-128 crew and mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle