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Michael Mewhinney
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: 650-604-3937
Oct. 19, 2007
NASA Ames to Show Live Broadcast of Space Shuttle Launch
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- NASA Ames Research Center will open its Exploration Center at 7 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, for the public and news media to observe the live televised broadcast of the launch of STS-120 space shuttle Discovery that morning.

WHAT: An opportunity to watch the live televised broadcast of the launch of STS-120 space shuttle Discovery. The launch is scheduled at 8:38 a.m. PDT from NASA Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and will be televised live on NASA TV. In addition to seeing the broadcast, attendees will hear remarks from Jack Boyd, senior advisor to the center director, about NASA Ames’ contributions during NASA’s first 50 years, and Philip Chapman, the first foreign-born astronaut from the Apollo era.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. PDT. The Exploration Center will remain open following the space shuttle launch until 4 p.m. as usual.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Exploration Center, located at the main gate, Moffett Field. To reach NASA Ames, take U.S. Highway 101 to the Moffett Field, NASA Parkway exit and drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate and bear right into the parking lot. The Exploration Center is located in the large white dome.

NASA TV is carried on the Web and on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. For NASA TV information and schedules on the Web, visit:


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