Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Oct. 13, 2009
Atlantis' Oct. 14 Move and NASA TV Coverage Now Set for 6 a.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA managers at Kennedy Space Center in Florida now are targeting the start of space shuttle Atlantis' move to Launch Pad 39A for 6 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

NASA Television's live video coverage also will start at 6 a.m. Video highlights of the move will air on NASA TV Video File.

The six-hour later start to the first motion of Atlantis from Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building to the pad will allow the team some additional time to prepare for the move. No major issues are being worked.

The 3.4-mile move, known as "rollout," is expected to take approximately six hours. Activities include a 6 a.m. photo opportunity and an interview availability with Atlantis Flow Director Angie Brewer at 7:45 a.m. Reporters must arrive at Kennedy's news center by 5:30 a.m. for transportation to the viewing area.

Media accreditation for Atlantis' Oct. 14 rollout is closed. Journalists who already applied for badges must pick them up before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Kennedy Space Center Badging Office on State Road 405.

Recorded updates for rollout also will be available at 321-867-2525.

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

For more information about the STS-129 mission and crew, visit:


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