Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(321) 867-2468

March 19, 2002
RELEASE : 21-02
Note to Editors:
Media Photo Opportunity Set With STS-110 Crew At KSC
The crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-110, the 109th mission in the history of Shuttle flight, is at Kennedy Space Center this week for the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT).

The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing flight crews an opportunity to participate in simulated launch countdown activities.

At the conclusion of TCDT activities and prior to departure for their homes in Houston, Texas, the crew will be available for a brief photo opportunity at the Shuttle Landing Facility. Media interested in participating must be at the KSC Press Site by 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20. No questions will be permitted; however, the crew may elect to make a brief statement.

Mission STS-110 is targeted for launch from Kennedy Space Center April 4. The flight is scheduled to last about 11 days and will feature Shuttle Atlantis docking with the International Space Station (ISS), and delivering the centerpiece-segment of the primary truss structure that will eventually extend over 300 feet.

Crew members for mission STS-110 are Commander Michael Bloomfield, Pilot Stephen Frick, and Mission Specialists Ellen Ochoa, Steven Smith, Jerry Ross, Lee Morin and Rex Walheim.

NOTE: Media are reminded that previously issued annual badges are no longer valid. Media without newly issued credentials should contact the KSC Press Site for instructions.


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