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Katherine K. Martin
Media Relations Office

October 22, 2007
RELEASE : 07-046
NASA Glenn Invites Public to Watch Next Shuttle Launch
Cleveland -- The public is invited to watch live coverage of the launch of space shuttle Discovery's STS-120 mission on the large screen at NASA's Glenn Research Center. The first launch opportunity is Tuesday, Oct. 23, with liftoff targeted for 11:38 a.m.

During its mission, Discovery will continue building the International Space Station by delivering a new connecting module named Harmony. The 14-day mission will include five spacewalks, the most ever while a shuttle is docked to the station. This will constitute the first expansion of station's living and working space in more than six years.

If the launch is delayed, visitors should check the Visitor Center hours of operation on the Glenn Web site at:

The Visitor Center is located at 21000 Brookpark Road. Admission to the Visitor Center is free, and the building is wheelchair accessible. All adult visitors must present government-issued photo identification upon entering the center's Main Gate. Access to the center is restricted to U.S. citizens. All vehicles are subject to inspection.

For more information about special events at the Visitor Center, call 216-433-2000 or visit:


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