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Katherine K. Martin
Media Relations Office

June 28, 2006
RELEASE : 06-032
Public Invited To Witness NASA's Next Space Shuttle Launch
The public is invited to the Visitor Center Auditorium at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland on Saturday, July 1 to view the launch of STS-121, as Space Shuttle Discovery is set to lift off the launch pad at 3:49 p.m.

Discovery's mission is scheduled for 12 days with a landing on July 13. The STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies, make repairs and bring a third crew member to the International Space Station.

Glenn engineers who have been involved in work to improve safety of the shuttle will be on hand to answer questions about the Shuttle Program. The Visitor Center will extend its hours on Saturday to 5:30 p.m.

Admission to the Visitor Center is free and is wheelchair accessible. During the STS-121 mission the Visitor Center will be open during regular hours - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Access to the Glenn Visitor Center is limited to U.S. citizens. All adult visitors must present government-issued photo identification upon entering the center's main gate. All vehicles are subject to inspection.

For information about Glenn's work related to the space shuttle, visit:


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