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NASA Announces Space Shuttle Web and Television Coverage
NASA Television and the agency's home on the Internet, http://www.nasa.gov
, will provide extensive prelaunch and launch day coverage of the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-115 to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for an Aug. 27 launch.
A prelaunch webcast is set for 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 26, from NASA Kennedy Space Center. It will feature a mission overview hosted by Jon N. Cowart, Orbiter Engineering Manager. Highlights will include an interview with STS-114 astronaut Steve Robinson, who will discuss the STS-115 mission and astronaut training.
Live countdown coverage from NASA's Launch Blog begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. Coverage features real-time updates as countdown milestones occur, as well as streaming video clips highlighting launch preparations and liftoff.
A panel of experts has answered questions about NASA's preparation for the STS-115 mission. Those responses are available online and in podcasts.
To access these interactive features and more, go to NASA's Space Shuttle main page at http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
and follow the links provided in the right column under the "Mission Information" section.
For more information about mission STS-115 online events, contact Dennis Armstrong at 321-867-4493.
On launch day, NASA TV will begin broadcasting mission commentary at 10:30 a.m. For detailed television scheduling information, visit the Web at: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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