NASA Invites Media to Space Shuttle Main Engine Photo Opportunity

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Jan. 9, 2012

Tracy Young/Amber Philman
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468 ADVISORY: M12-001


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Media are invited to a photo opportunity 
Thursday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. EST at NASAâ??s Kennedy Space Center, 
Fla., as one of the space shuttle main engineâ??s is being prepared for 
shipping to Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Media should arrive 
at Kennedy's Press Site by 8:15 a.m. for transportation. 

Media will have an opportunity to photograph the engine and interview 
NASA officials at Kennedy's Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing 

The engines are being transported to Stennis where they will be stored 
for future use on NASA's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch 
System. It will carry NASA's new Orion spacecraft, cargo, equipment 
and science experiments to space, providing a safe, affordable and 
sustainable means of reaching asteroids and other destinations in the 
solar system.

Journalists without NASA Kennedy accreditation need to apply for 
credentials by noon Jan. 11. International media accreditation for 
this event is closed. Badges can be picked up at the Kennedy Space 
Center Badging Office on State Road 405. Media must apply for 
credentials online at:  

Any updates on the move will be available at 321-867-2525.

Video b-roll of the move will air on the NASA TV's Video File. For 
NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, 

For more information about SLS, visit:  

For more information about NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit:  


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