Rachel Hoover
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
July 20, 2011
RELEASE : M11-55
NASA Ames Hosts Broadcast of Post-Landing Briefings for Shuttle
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- News media are invited to interview former NASA astronaut Karol “Bo” Bobko and Stuart Rogers, a shuttle debris analysis expert, and view a live broadcast of the STS-135 space shuttle Atlantis post-landing news conference at 7 a.m. PDT on Thursday, July 21, 2011, in the main auditorium, Bldg. N201, at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

To participate, news media must contact Mike Mewhinney at by 4 p.m. PDT today, Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

The final flight of NASA’s 30-year-old space shuttle program is scheduled to end on Thursday, July 21, 2011, when Atlantis and its STS-135 crew return to Earth. The scheduled landing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida marks the completion of a 13-day mission to supply the International Space Station for the post-shuttle era.

At 7 a.m. PDT, NASA officials will hold a news briefing at Kennedy’s press site to discuss Atlantis’ STS-135 mission. Participants will include:

- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations
- Bob Cabana, director, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
- Mike Moses, space shuttle launch integration manager
- Mike Leinbach, space shuttle launch director

At 8:45 am PDT, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Cabana will host an employee appreciation event outside the Orbiter Processing Facility-2 (OPF-2). At about 9 a.m. PDT, the STS-135 crew is expected to participate in a post-landing news conference from the press site. The astronauts’ availability is subject to change.

The events will be broadcast live on NASA TV and the agency’s website:

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