Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Nov. 3, 2008
NASA Announces Shuttle Prelaunch Events and Countdown Details

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- News conferences, events and operating hours for the press center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Endeavour. Endeavour's STS-126 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 7:55 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 14.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Endeavour's seven astronauts are expected to arrive at Kennedy at 4 p.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage as mission Commander Chris Ferguson makes a brief statement to news media. Credentialed journalists planning to cover the event must be at Kennedy's news center by 3:30 p.m. for transportation to the Shuttle Landing Facility.

NASA will provide continuous STS-126 online mission coverage at:


On launch day, a blog originating at Kennedy will update the countdown beginning at 2:30 p.m. The blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to launch. During the mission, visitors to NASA's shuttle Web site can read about the crew's progress and watch spacewalks live. As Endeavour's flight wraps up, NASA will offer a blog detailing the shuttle's return to Earth.

Detailed lists of countdown milestones, news briefing times and participants, and hours of operation for Kennedy's news center and media credentialing office, are available at:


For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:



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