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Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Andrea Farmer
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Drew Bailey
U.S. Department of State

Jan. 24, 2008
NASA Kennedy Space Center To Host International Ambassadors
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA and the U.S. State Department will welcome ambassadors from more than 45 countries to the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on January 31. The visit, one of the largest tours undertaken by the diplomatic corps, is part of the State Department's new Experience America program. It host tours of cities and towns across the United States in an effort to make exploring America more accessible to the Washington, D.C., diplomatic corps.

NASA and State Department officials, and ambassadors will be available for brief media interviews during their tour at 12:55 p.m. Interested reporters should contact Andrea Farmer at 321-449-4318 or Jillian McRae at 321-449-4273.

The international dignitaries will be provided an overview of the United States' space exploration programs and NASA's international cooperation in pursuit of exploration and scientific discovery. They will visit various locations at Kennedy, including the Space Station Processing Facility and Launch Pad 39A where space shuttle Atlantis is being prepared for its upcoming mission to the International Space Station.

In addition to the media interview availability, photos of the tour will be posted on the Kennedy Media Gallery Web site, and video b-roll will air on NASA Television's Video File segment starting at 4 p.m.

For more information about the State Department's Experience America program, visit:

Kennedy's Media Gallery can be found at:

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:


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