Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center

Oct. 17, 2002
RELEASE : 101-02
Note to Editors:
Media Photo Opportunity Scheduled With STS-113 Crew At KSC
The crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-113, the 112th mission in the history of Shuttle flight, is at Kennedy Space Center this week for the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT).

Crew members for mission STS-113 are Commander James Wetherbee, Pilot Paul Lockhart, and Mission Specialists Michael Lopez-Alegria and John Herrington, as well as Expedition Six crew members Ken Bowersox, Donald Pettit, and Nikolai Budarin of the Russian Space Agency.

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, media representatives will have an opportunity to speak informally with and photograph the STS-113 crew.

Media interested in participating in this question-and-answer session should be at the KSC Press Site by 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. This is a local media event only. No live NASA TV coverage is planned.

The event will not be held if the landing of the Shuttle Atlantis occurs on the second of two available KSC landing opportunities on Friday, at the conclusion of mission STS-112.

Mission STS-113 is targeted for launch from Kennedy Space Center Nov. 10. The flight is scheduled to last about 11 days and will feature Shuttle Endeavour docking with the International Space Station (ISS) for the delivery and attachment of the P1 Truss to the S0 Truss. Also, the Expedition Five crew will hand over residency of the Station to Expedition Six and return to Earth aboard Endeavour.


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