STS-130 BRIEFING AND EVENTS SCHEDULE
(All times are Eastern)
01.28.10
 

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

L-5 Days - Tuesday, Feb. 2

Approx. 10:30 p.m. - STS-130 astronaut crew arrival

L-4 Days - Wednesday, Feb. 3

10 a.m. - Prelaunch update
- Jeremy Graeber, NASA test director
- Joe Delai, STS-130 payload manager
- Kathy Winters, shuttle weather officer

L-3 Days – Thursday, Feb. 4

2 a.m. - Countdown officially begins (not on NASA TV)

10 a.m. - Countdown status briefing
- Jeff Spaulding, NASA test director
- Joe Delai, STS-130 payload manager
- Kathy Winters, shuttle weather officer

L-2 Days - Friday, Feb. 5

11 a.m. (no earlier than) - Prelaunch news conference
- Mike Moses, shuttle launch integration manager
- Bernardo Patti, ESA's International Space Station Program Manager
- Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director
- Kathy Winters, shuttle weather officer

12 p.m. - International Space Station science briefing
- Julie Robinson, International Space Station Program scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center
- Robert Ferl, University of Florida, Gainesville, principal investigator of Transgenic Arabidopsis Gene Expression System
- Wagner Vendrame, University of Florida, Homestead, and ISS National Laboratory investigator for National Lab Pathfinder-Cells
- Perry Johnson-Green, senior program scientist, Life and Physical Sciences, Canadian Space Agency

L-1 Day - Saturday, Feb. 6

Approx. 8 a.m. - Rotating Service Structure moves into position

7 p.m. - Fueling commentary begins

Approx. 7:14 p.m. - Fueling begins

11:30 p.m. - Live launch commentary begins

Crew Activities: (times may vary slightly)
5:45 p.m. -- Crew wakes up (not on NASA TV)

Launch Day – Sunday, Feb. 7

12:11 a.m. -- Weather briefing with commander, pilot and mission specialist 2 (not on NASA TV)
12:21 a.m. -- Astronauts don flight suits
12:59 a.m. -- Depart for launch pad
1:19 a.m. -- Arrive at White Room and begin ingress
2:24 a.m. -- Close crew hatch
4:39 a.m. -- Launch

Launch + 1 hour - Post-launch News Conference
- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations
- Jean-Jacques Dordain, European Space Agency director general
- Mike Moses, shuttle launch integration manager
- Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director

Kennedy News Center Office Hours for STS-130
Times may be adjusted in real time depending on mission events and timelines.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 --- (Launch minus 5 days) --- 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 3 --- (Launch minus 4 days) --- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 4 --- (Launch minus 3 days) --- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5 --- (Launch minus 2 days) --- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6 --- (Launch minus 1 day) --- 6 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 7 --- (Launch) Flight day 1 --- 12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 – Feb. 18 --- Flight days 2 - 12 --- 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (except weekends)
Friday, Feb. 19 --- (Landing) Flight day 13 --- 8 a.m. – 3 a.m. (Feb. 20)

Media Badging Schedule
News media may obtain STS-130 mission credentials from the Kennedy Space Center Pass and Identification Office on State Road 3. Office hours of operation are listed below.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 --- 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 3 --- 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 4 --- 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5 --- 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6 --- 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 10 p.m. - 3:30 a.m. (Sunday, Feb. 7)

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-130 Crew
Commander: George Zamka
Pilot: Terry Virts
Mission Specialist: Robert Behnken
Mission Specialist: Nicholas Patrick
Mission Specialist: Kathryn Hire
Mission Specialist: Stephen Robinson

For the latest information on the STS-130 crew and mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle