[sarex] NASA's Shuttle Atlantis Set for Return to Kennedy Space Center
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Fri Jun 29 15:29:41 PDT 2007
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> June 29, 2007
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington
> Leslie Williams
> Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.
> George Diller
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> NASA'S SHUTTLE ATLANTIS SET FOR RETURN TO KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
> EDWARDS, Calif. - A week after landing at Edwards Air Force Base,
> Calif., NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is about to make its
> cross-country journey back to Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> Mounted on a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, Atlantis is
> expected to be flown back to Florida this weekend. Due to the fluid
> nature of preparing Atlantis for this ferry flight and changing
> weather conditions, the exact date and time of departure are still to
> be determined. However, the latest information about the flight will
> be available by telephone at 321-867-2525. Current flight information
> also will be posted on the space shuttle's main Web site at:
> NASA Television will provide live coverage of Atlantis' departure and
> arrival. For NASA TV downlink, the schedule of ferry flight coverage
> and streaming video information, visit:
> Strict flight weather restrictions may cause unexpected changes to the
> flight path and arrival time of the shuttle in Florida. All media
> should be at the Kennedy News Center two hours ahead of the announced
> arrival time for transport to the Shuttle Landing Facility.
> Shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts landed in California on June
> 22 after completing a 14-day mission, designated STS-117, to the
> International Space Station. For more information about Atlantis'
> flight or crew, visit the shuttle's main Web site.
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