NASA to Preview Final Scheduled Flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis

HOUSTON -- NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission, the final
scheduled flight of space shuttle Atlantis, during a series of news
briefings Monday, May 3, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA Television and the agency's Web site will broadcast the
briefings live. Reporters will be able to ask questions from
participating NASA locations.

Atlantis is targeted to launch May 14 on the STS-132 mission to the
International Space Station. The shuttle will deliver the
Russian-built Mini Research Module, also known as the Rassvet module,
which means "dawn" in Russian, to the station. The flight also will
deliver critical spare parts and cargo. Three spacewalks are planned
during the 12-day mission. Following STS-132, two more shuttle
flights remain scheduled.

Ken Ham will command Atlantis. Tony Antonelli is the pilot. They will
be joined by Mission Specialists Steve Bowen, Michael Good, Garrett
Reisman and Piers Sellers.

The schedule of briefings includes (all times CDT):
8 a.m. -- Program Overview
9:30 a.m. -- STS-132 Mission Overview
12:30 p.m. -- STS-132 Spacewalk Overview
1 p.m. -- STS-132 Crew News Conference

The crew will be available for interviews at Johnson by phone or in
person after the briefings. Reporters must contact Gayle Frere at
281-483-8645 by April 26 to reserve an interview opportunity.
Reporters planning to attend the briefings in Houston must contact
the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m. CDT on April 26 for

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming
video, visit:


For the latest information about the STS-132 mission and its crew,


For more information about the space station and its crew, visit:


Source: NASA

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