Kennedy News

Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Michael Curie
Headquarters, Washington

April 13, 2009
NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour Moves To Launch Pad Friday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Reporters are invited to cover space shuttle Endeavour's move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39B on Friday, April 17, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 4.2-mile journey is scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. EDT and will take approximately seven hours.

Journalists can participate in a photo opportunity for the shuttle's rollout at 6:30 a.m. and an interview availability with Endeavour Flow Director Dana Hutcherson at 8:30 a.m. Live coverage of the move will be shown on NASA Television beginning at 6:30 a.m. Video highlights will air on the NASA TV Video File.

Endeavour will be at Launch Pad 39B in the unlikely event a rescue mission is needed during Atlantis' May flight to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. After Atlantis is cleared to land, Endeavour will move to Launch Pad 39A in late May for its upcoming STS-127 mission to the International Space Station.

Reporters must arrive at Kennedy's news center by 6 a.m. Friday for transportation to the viewing area. Foreign media accreditation for this event is closed. U.S. reporters without permanent Kennedy Space Center credentials must apply online for accreditation by 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at:

Badges must be picked up by 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Kennedy Space Center Badging Office on State Road 405. Dates and times of this event are subject to change. Updates are available by calling 321-867-2525. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:


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