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NASA Updates Space Shuttle Atlantis Prelaunch Events


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - News conferences, events and operating hours for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center News Center are set for the scheduled June 8 launch of space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-117 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff is slated for 7:38 p.m. EDT.

On Monday, June 4, the seven Atlantis crew members are scheduled to arrive at the Kennedy Space Center at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Media planning to cover the event must be at the News Center by 5 p.m. for transportation to the Shuttle Landing Facility. Commander Rick Sturckow will make a brief statement to the media. NASA Television will air live coverage of the arrival and Sturckow’s remarks.

NASA TV also will broadcast live countdown status briefings and news conferences June 5-8. Complete listings of news briefing times, participants, Kennedy News Center and media credentialing hours of operation are available in the online version of this media advisory at:


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