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NASA's Shuttle Atlantis Set for Move to Vehicle AssemblyBuilding



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

> Feb. 2, 2007
>
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-3749
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> Jessica Rye
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468 
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> NASA'S SHUTTLE ATLANTIS SET FOR MOVE TO VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING
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> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Media are invited to witness an important 
> milestone for the upcoming space shuttle Atlantis mission, designated 
> STS-117. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, Atlantis is scheduled to move from the 
> Orbiter Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to the 
> Vehicle Assembly Building. Once there, crews will attach Atlantis to 
> its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters. 
>
> The first motion of the shuttle aboard the Crawler-Transporter is 
> expected at 6 a.m. EST. Media must arrive at Kennedy's News Center by 
> 5:15 a.m. to attend the event. 
>
> Atlantis' targeted launch window opens March 15. During its 11-day 
> mission to the International Space Station, the STS-117 crew of six 
> astronauts will deliver a fourth segment for the station's backbone. 
> They also will unfurl new solar arrays and fold up an old set of 
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> Video of the rollover will air on NASA TV's Video File. For NASA TV 
> downlink, streaming video and scheduling information, visit: 
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> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 
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> For information about the STS-117 mission and its crew, visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
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