Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center

Nov. 7, 2002
RELEASE : 111-02
Notice to Editors/News Directors:
Mission STS-113 Web Coverage Events Set
Kennedy Space Center's web coverage events have been set for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-113, scheduled for launch Monday, Nov. 11.

Cris Guidi will return as KSC Direct's program host for all STS-113 programs. The program for Thursday, Nov. 7 will feature Shuttle processing specialist Shawn Greenwell. Two programs on Friday, Nov. 8 will feature NASA astronaut Frederick Sturckow and ISS specialist Christi Gau Pagnanelli. The launch day program will feature former NASA astronaut William Pogue.

Viewers will see informative programming highlighting the objectives of mission STS-113, as well as the crew and payloads. During the program, our featured guests will answer questions submitted to the KSC Direct Question Boards from space enthusiasts around the world. The KSC Direct! home page and Question Boards are now available at

In addition to KSC Direct, KSC's Live Launch Countdown site located at features real-time updating as milestones occur during the countdown, keeping site visitors informed with the very latest news. The Live Launch Countdown site will also provide downloadable video clips of prelaunch and launch day events. Videos will be available in RealMedia format in two sizes for users with 56K modems or Cable/broadband connections.

Those who would like to test their knowledge of the STS-113 mission, crew and payloads, are invited to take the STS-113 Mission Quiz. The first 50 players to achieve a perfect score will receive an official VIP visitor packet that includes a crew photo and mission patch.

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L-4 Days - Thursday, Nov. 7
8:00 a.m. Live Countdown Coverage site is activated

10:00 a.m. KSC Direct program: Space Shuttle Processing and Q&A

L-3 Days - Friday, Nov. 8
9:00 a.m. STS-113 Mission Quiz starts

2:00 p.m. KSC Direct program: Mission and Expedition Crews and Q & A

3:00 p.m. KSC Direct program: ISS and P1 Truss Overview and Q & A

L-0 Days - Launch Day, Monday, Nov. 11
Approx. 3 hours prior to launch - Live Countdown Coverage begins
Approx. 1 hour prior to launch - KSC Direct live webcast begins

All webcasts will be available at For the exact time of the start of KSC Direct programming, please check the KSC Direct webcast page above on launch day.

Although coverage events for this mission do not begin until four days prior to launch, the Shuttle Countdown Online page ( was activated shortly after the landing of STS-112 and always serves as a starting point for KSC's mission coverage


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