10.29.2012
WHO:             Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
 
WHAT:          Space Shuttle Atlantis will travel from Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to its permanent display at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. News media are invited to cover and photograph Atlantis along the 9.8 mile journey. Media will have an opportunity for up-close views of Atlantis at Exploration Park and as Atlantis approaches the Visitor Complex.
 
WHEN:          Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
 
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
Atlantis Photo Opportunity at Exploration Park
·         12 – 3 p.m. Atlantis will make a three hour stop at Exploration Park during its journey to the Visitor Complex atop the Orbiter Transporter System. NASA officials and space shuttle astronauts are scheduled to make presentations to guests during this historic event. Exploration Park will provide a festival setting where space flight hardware and launch support vehicles from the past, present and future of space exploration will be featured.
·         Live shot opportunities for broadcast with prior arrangement.
 
Atlantis Photo Opportunity along SR 405 in front of the Visitor Complex
·         5 – 6 p.m. An opportunity to view Atlantis as it travels along SR 405 in front of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to its new home.
·         Live shot opportunities for broadcast with prior arrangement.
·         7 p.m. Fireworks display at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX MEDIA ACCREDIATION
To cover Atlantis’ move to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, please register at http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/atlantis-media-event.aspx.Media registration for this event will end on Oct. 30, 2012.
 
NASA’S KENNEDY SPACE CENTER MEDIA EVENT SCHEDULE AND ACCREDIATION
For a schedule of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center media events and to apply for media coverage opportunities, news media should submit media requests online at https://media.ksc.nasa.gov
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. Closing times vary by season.  Admission includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour, featuring an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter,Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander's Club Annual Pass is $63+ tax for adults and $53 + tax for children ages 3-11.  For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

Contact(s)

Andrea Farmer
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Email: afarmer@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 321-449-4318
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