STS-132 BRIEFING AND EVENTS SCHEDULE
05.06.10
 
(All times are Eastern)

All briefings are held inside the Kennedy news center auditorium and will be carried live on NASA Television unless otherwise noted.

L-4 Days – Monday, May 10

Approximately 7 p.m. – STS-132 astronaut arrival

L-3 Days – Tuesday, May 11

10 a.m. - Precountdown Status Briefing
- Steve Payne, NASA test director
- Robby Ashley STS-132 payload manager
- Kathy Winters, shuttle weather officer

4 p.m. – Countdown starts (not on NASA TV)

L-2 Days – Wednesday, May 12

11 a.m. (no earlier than) - Prelaunch News Conference
- Mike Moses, chair, Prelaunch Mission Management Team
- Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director
- Todd McNamara, STS-132 weather officer

L-1 Days - Thursday, May 13

10 a.m. - Countdown Status Briefing
- Jeremy Graeber, NASA test Director
- Robby Ashley, STS-132 payload manager
- Todd McNamara, STS-132 weather officer

11 a.m. – International Space Station Science Informal Q & A - (not on NASA TV)
- Dr. Julie Robinson, ISS Program Scientist, NASA

11:30 a.m. – Space Life Sciences Lab media opportunity (not on NASA TV)

2 p.m. – ACES (launch/landing suit) demo in the NASA News Center (not on NASA TV)

5:30 p.m. – Rotating Service Structure moves away from Atlantis

Launch day - Friday, May 14

4:45 a.m. – Fueling commentary coverage begins

Approx. 4:55 a.m. - Tanking begins

9 a.m. - Continuous launch commentary coverage begins

Crew Activities: (times may vary slightly)
5 a.m. – Crew wakes up (not on NASA TV)
9:50 a.m. -- Weather briefing (commander, pilot and mission specialist 2) (not on NASA TV)
About 10 a.m. -- Astronauts don flight suits
10:30 a.m. -- Depart for launch pad
11 a.m. -- Arrive at White Room and begin boarding Atlantis
12:15 p.m. -- Close crew hatch

2:20 p.m. -- Launch

Launch + 1 hour - Post-launch News Conference
- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations
- Mike Moses, chair, Prelaunch Mission Management Team
- Alexey Krasnov, chief of Piloted Programs Directorate, Roscosmos
- Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director

Kennedy News Center Office Hours for STS-132
Times may be adjusted in real time depending on mission events and timelines.

Monday, May 10 --- (Launch minus 4 days) --- 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11 --- (Launch minus 3 days) --- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12 --- (Launch minus 2 days) --- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 13 --- (Launch minus 1 day) --- 8 a.m. –7 p.m.
Friday, May 14 --- (Launch) Flight day 1 --- 4:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
May 15 – May 25 Flight days 2 – 12 --- 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except weekends)
Wednesday, May 26 --- (Landing) Flight day 13 --- 4:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Media Badging Schedule

News media may obtain STS-132 mission credentials from the Kennedy Space Center Pass and Identification Office on State Road 3. Office hours of operation are listed below.

Monday, May 10 ----- 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11 ----- 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12 ----- 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 13 ----- 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, May 14 ----- 6 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

News media are required to be escorted by NASA Public Affairs at all times while at Kennedy Space Center, except when at the news center or the Complex 39 cafeteria. No photography is allowed anywhere other than the press site unless prior permission is granted by NASA Public Affairs. News media are allowed at the press site only when public affairs personnel are on duty and the NASA News Center is open.

STS-132 Crew
Commander: Ken Ham
Pilot: Tony Antonelli
Mission Specialist: Garrett Reisman
Mission Specialist: Michael Good
Mission Specialist: Steve Bowen
Mission Specialist: Piers Sellers

For the latest information on the STS-132 crew and mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle