Media Invited To View Space Station Cargo For Next Shuttle Mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA will host a media event at 1 p.m. EST on
Thursday, March 10, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
to discuss the cargo of the next space shuttle flight.

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a sophisticated science
instrument designed to increase our understanding of the universe. It
will be installed and operated on the International Space Station.
Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver AMS during its final mission,
STS-134, targeted for April 19.

During the media event, reporters at Kennedy's Space Station
Processing Facility will have the opportunity to speak with managers
and team members involved in processing the AMS and other cargo for
the flight. News media representatives planning to attend must arrive
at Kennedy's news center by noon for transportation to the event. For
safety reasons, participants must be dressed in full-length pants,
flat shoes that entirely cover the feet and shirts with sleeves.

Reporters without permanent Kennedy credentials should submit their
requests online at:


International journalists must apply for credentials by 4:30 p.m.,
Thursday, March 3; U.S. reporters must apply by noon on March 9.

The AMS, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a particle
physics detector constructed, tested and operated by an international
team representing 16 countries. AMS will use the unique environment
of space to gain a better understanding of our universe's origin by
searching for antimatter, dark matter and strange matter. The device
also will measure cosmic rays. The AMS will remain active for the
duration of the station's operating life.

Endeavour also will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier 3, a
platform that carries spare parts for sustaining station operations
after the shuttles are retired.

For more information about the STS-134 mission, visit:


Source: NASA

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