NASA Reschedules Launch Pad Photo Opportunity to Oct. 7
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The move for space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission payload to NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 7, starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT. The photo opportunity is scheduled for 7 a.m.
During the installation of the Permanent Multipurpose Module to the payloads transportation canister, an issue occurred with the system used to measure the weight and center of gravity of the module. The 24-hour delay will allow technicians additional time to verify weight and center of gravity.
During the event, reporters will have the opportunity to speak with Kennedy's STS-133 Payload Mission Manager, Scott Higginbotham, and Boeing Payload Flow Manager, Mike Kinslow.
Media planning to attend must arrive at Kennedy's news center by 6:30 a.m. for transportation to the event. Participants must be dressed in full-length pants, flat shoes that entirely cover the feet and shirts with sleeves. Wireless microphones and cell phones are not permitted at the launch pad. Changes to this event will be updated on Kennedy's media phone line: 321-867-2525.
Discovery will deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module, Leonardo, filled with a variety of spare parts and supplies, as well as Robonaut 2, or R2, the first human-like robot to travel to the station. Launch is targeted for Nov. 1.
For information about the STS-133 mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
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