Kennedy News

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

June 3, 2002
RELEASE : 52-02
Notice to Editors/News Directors:
(Revised) Mission STS-111 KSC Briefings Schedule
News conferences have been set for the rescheduled launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-111, the 110th launch in the Shuttle program. Mission STS-111 will launch between the hours of 4 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. The exact launch time will be announced 24 hours prior to the targeted liftoff time.

News conferences and other events listed below will be carried live on NASA Television (unless otherwise noted) and originate from the KSC News Center.

On launch day, the crew will depart their KSC living quarters and be driven to the launch pad. Due to heightened security, media will not be permitted at this event. The crew breakfast, suit-up and walkout activities will be taped and replayed during live launch commentary beginning approximately three hours prior to liftoff.

Schedule of remaining briefings is as follows:

L-1 Day - Tuesday, June 4
9 a.m. ------ Countdown Status Briefing
Pete Nickolenko, NASA Test Director
Glenn Chin, STS-111 Payload Mission Manager
Kathy Winters, Shuttle Weather Officer

Launch Day - Wednesday, June 5
NOTE: NASA Television live launch programming and commentary will begin about 3 hours prior to launch.

Launch + 1 hour ----- Post-launch Press Conference
Jim Halsell, Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager, KSC
Mike Leinbach, Shuttle Launch Director, KSC


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