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NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis Prepares to roll to Launch Pad



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

July 26, 2006

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-4769

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468

MEDIA ADVISORY: M06-122

NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS PREPARES TO ROLL TO LAUNCH PAD

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is set to embark on a four-mile journey 
to Launch Pad 39-B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on Monday, 
July 31. First motion is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. EDT. Atlantis' 
launch window begins Aug. 28 for an 11-day mission to the 
International Space Station.

The fully assembled space shuttle vehicle, consisting of the orbiter, 
external tank and twin solid rocket boosters, will be mounted on a 
mobile launcher platform and delivered to the pad via a crawler 
transporter. The process is expected to take approximately six hours.

NASA TV will provide live coverage of the roll out beginning at 6 a.m. 
EDT as Atlantis approaches the launch pad. Video highlights of the 
rollout will air on NASA TV's Video File segments. For NASA TV 
downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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