NASA Invites Media to Photo Opportunity at Launch Pad Oct. 6

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Oct. 1, 2010

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Media representatives are invited to a photo 
opportunity at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., 
at 7 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The payload for space shuttle 
Discovery's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station is 
scheduled to roll out to the pad starting at 12:01 a.m.

The payload being delivered is the Permanent Multipurpose Module 
Leonardo filled with a variety of spare parts and supplies, as well 
as Robonaut 2, or R2, the first human-like robot to travel to the 
station. Discovery's launch is targeted for Nov. 1.

During the Oct. 6 event, journalists will have the opportunity to 
speak with Kennedy's STS-133 payload Mission Manager, Scott 
Higginbotham, and Boeing Payload Flow Manager, Mike Kinslow.

Media representatives planning to attend must arrive at Kennedy's news 
center by 6:30 a.m. for transportation to the event. Reporters 
without permanent Kennedy credentials should submit their requests 
online at:  

U.S. reporters must apply for credentials by 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4. 
Accreditation for international journalists is closed.

Participants must be dressed in full-length pants, flat shoes that 
entirely cover the feet, and shirts with sleeves. Wireless 
microphones and cell phones are not permitted at the launch pad.

The rotating service structure, which protects the shuttle from 
inclement weather and provides access to parts of the shuttle while 
at the pad, will be retracted to support the lifting of the payload 
canister for transfer to its final processing area and installation 
into Discovery's payload bay.

For information about the STS-133 mission, visit:  


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