NASA News: NASA's STS-135 Crew Available To Media At Final Shuttle Rollout

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The four astronauts for the final space
shuttle mission, STS-135, will answer reporters' questions at 8:30
p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 31, as shuttle Atlantis is moved to its
launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The
question-and-answer session will air live on NASA Television and the
agency's website.

STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission
Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim will take questions outside
Kennedy's news center while Atlantis moves in the background from the
Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Launch Pad 39A.

Atlantis' first motion out of the VAB is scheduled for 8 p.m. NASA TV
will provide live video of the start of the move, known as rollout,
and then switch to the crew media event. NASA TV's Video File will
broadcast highlights of the entire rollout. For NASA TV downlink
information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:


STS-134 mission badges are valid for all rollout activities, including
an 8 p.m. photo opportunity of the move, the STS-135 crew event and
an interview availability with Atlantis Flow Director Angie Brewer at
about 9 p.m., which will not be shown on NASA TV. News media
representatives must arrive at Kennedy's news center by 7:30 p.m. for
the rollout photo opportunity.

NASA also will provide a sunrise photo opportunity at the launch pad
on June 1, after Atlantis' early morning arrival. Reporters must be
at the news center by 6 a.m. for transportation to the pad viewing
areas. Updates for events are available at 321-867-2525.

Journalists who applied only for STS-135 rollout events, may begin
picking up their badges starting at 6 a.m. on May 31 at the Kennedy
Space Center Badging Office on State Road 405. Journalists who have
been approved for STS-134 mission badges, but have not picked them up
yet, may do so at NASA's Pass and Identification Building on State
Road 3 on May 31 from 4 - 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on June 1.

Atlantis' astronauts are targeted to launch to the International Space
Station on July 8. For more information about the mission and crew, visit:



NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman Available For Interviews On Eve Of Shuttle Landing

HOUSTON -- NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, back on Earth after working
last week in orbit with the space shuttle Endeavour and International
Space Station crews, will be available for live satellite interviews
from 6 - 8 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 31. This is one day before
Endeavour's final landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida,
scheduled for 1:35 a.m. June 1.

On May 23, Coleman completed 159 days in space as a member of the
Expedition 26 and 27 crews. This was the first time a station crew
returned to Earth while a shuttle was docked to the complex.

Coleman's interviews will air live on NASA Television. To arrange an
interview, news media representatives must contact the Johnson Space
Center newsroom at 281-483-5111 or send an e-mail to
stephanie.l.luna@nasa.gov no later than 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29. The
e-mail must include contact information and technical points of
contact to allow a NASA producer to finalize the interview
arrangements during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Coleman and her crewmates, Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev
and Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency,
landed at 9:27 p.m. May 23 in Kazakhstan. During their mission, they
worked on more than 150 microgravity experiments in human research,
biology and biotechnology, physical and materials sciences,
technology development and Earth and space sciences.

Coleman is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
received a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. Before her
flight on Expedition 27, Coleman flew on two shuttle missions, STS-73
in 1995 and STS-93 in 1999.

The interviews will air on NASA TV's Live Interview Media Outlet
channel. The channel is a digital satellite C-band downlink by uplink
provider Americom. It is on satellite AMC 3, transponder 9C, located
at 87 degrees west, downlink frequency 3865.5 MHz based on a standard
C-band, horizontal downlink polarity. FEC is 3/4, data rate is 6.0
Mbps, symbol rate is 4.3404 Msps, transmission DVB-S, 4:2:0.

Video b-roll from Coleman's mission will air May 30 from 5:30 to 6
a.m. CDT. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling
information, visit:


For Coleman's complete biography, visit:


For more information about the International Space Station, visit:


For more information about the shuttle mission, visit:



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