Come and watch the launch of space shuttle Discovery on its next mission -- on a 36-foot screen at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
STS-116: Space Shuttle Discovery
Members of the public and local news media are invited to the NASA Exploration Center at NASA Ames to view a live televised broadcast of the scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery on its next mission to the International Space Station. It is the 117th shuttle flight and the 20th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. This mission, Discovery's 33rd flight, will deliver another truss segment to the International Space Station and begin the intricate process of reconfiguring and redistributing the power generated by two pairs of U.S. solar arrays. The primary assembly hardware Discovery will deliver to the space station is the $11-million Integrated Truss Segment P5, which measures 11 feet long by 15 feet wide by 14 feet high.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006
Launch is scheduled for 5:47 p.m. PST
NASA Exploration Center, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Astronaut Janice Voss will be present to discuss the countdown the last 30 minutes before launch.
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To reach NASA Ames Research Center, take the Moffett/NASA Parkway exit off U.S. 101 and drive east towards the main gate. As you approach the main gate, bear right towards the large white dome structure, the NASA Exploration Center, where the broadcast can be viewed.
NASA Ames Research Center