[sarex] Space Shuttle Atlantis Set to Land Thursday in Florida
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Tue Jun 19 12:07:00 PDT 2007
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> June 19, 2007
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington
> George Diller
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS SET TO LAND THURSDAY IN FLORIDA -- CORRECTED DATE
> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - On Thursday, June 21, the space shuttle
> Atlantis is scheduled to complete a 13-day mission to the
> International Space Station with a landing in Florida. The STS-117
> mission increased the station's power capability and delivered a new
> station crew member.
> NASA flight directors will evaluate weather conditions at NASA's
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla., before permitting Atlantis to return to
> Earth. Thursday's landing opportunities at Kennedy are at 1:54 p.m.
> and 3:29 p.m. EDT. The backup landing sites at Edwards Air Force
> Base, Calif., and White Sands Space Harbor, N.M., will not be
> considered on Thursday.
> Two hours after landing, NASA officials will hold a briefing to
> discuss the STS-117 mission. The participants are:
> - NASA Associate Administrator Rex Geveden
> - NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier
> - NASA Space Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach
> After touchdown, the astronauts will undergo initial physical
> examinations and meet with their families. Some crew members are
> expected to hold a news conference six hours after returning to
> If weather prevents a Kennedy landing Thursday, NASA will activate
> backup landing sites for Friday. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center
> at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has limited facilities available
> to previously accredited journalists. For further information, call
> Dryden Public Affairs Office at 661-276-3449.
> If White Sands Space Harbor is called up for strong consideration as a
> shuttle landing site, media desiring credentials to cover a landing
> there should contact the White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs
> Office at 505-678-1134. Journalists with STS-117 mission badges from
> NASA will be issued credentials.
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