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Feb. 6, 2007 www.nasa.gov Vol. 12, No.

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Atlantis rolls to VAB THEMIS-Delta II tests


early Wednesday a.m. for flight today

Shuttle Update: been extended to close of business presented at 2:30 p.m. Team registra-
On Wednesday, Atlantis Friday and can be found online at: tions are due by Feb. 21 and entries
is scheduled to move http://education.ksc.nasa.gov/ment are limited to the first eight teams or
from the Orbiter Proc- orsolicitation/. The form is de- the cutoff date, so register early!
essing Facility to the Ve- signed to help match you with a par- Questions should be directed to Jen-
hicle Assembly ticipant who meets your desired nifer Tharpe (861-1336). Team regis-
Building. Once there, requirements. Please have your im- trations may be submitted via e-mail
crews will attach Atlantis to its exter- mediate supervisor sign the form, and to Jennifer.tharpe@nasa.gov.
nal fuel tank and twin solid rocket then, submit it to your directorate The picnic committee needs your
boosters. The first motion of Atlantis Administrative Officer for process- help the day of the picnic. If you are
aboard the orbiter-transporter is ex- ing. If you have questions, contact willing to donate at least two hours
pected at 6 a.m. EST. Hortense Burt by e-mail at hort- of your All-American Picnic day to
ense.b.burt@ nasa.gov, or telephone work on one of the volunteer commit-
ELV Update: At the Astrotech her at 321-867-8768. tees, please contact Roger Liang 861-
payload processing facility near Ken- 2224 or Sandy Walsh 867-4255.
nedy Space Center, THEMIS was Electric Car Demonstration —
You’ll have a great time and get a
moved to pad 17-B at Cape Canav- See and test-drive the latest in electric
free KSC All-American Picnic t-shirt.
eral Air Force Station and mated to cars at the O&C building from 10
the Delta II rocket. A final major a.m. until noon on Thursday. The University of Miami (Cape
test, the Flight Program Verification, Miles Automotive Group OR70 are Canaveral Program) Is Calling All
will be conducted today. This is an two new vehicles that have been pur- Engineers — The University of Mi-
integrated test of the Delta II and chased by NASA Launch Services ami will begin accepting applications
THEMIS working together. This test Program. Also, see the future electric for the Master of Science in Industrial
will simulate all events as they will car, coming August 2007, that can Engineering (MSIE) degree in Cape
happen on launch day, but without travel at speeds up to 80 mph and has Canaveral. Applicants can start the
propellants aboard the launch vehicle. a planned range of 200 miles per program March 2007. Courses are
charge. held Friday evenings and Saturdays
NASA-KSC Needs Mentors — to accommodate working profession-
NASA-KSC needs your help to in- KSC All-
als. For more information and to re-
spire the next generation of explorers, American Picnic -
ceive an application/brochure, please
as only NASA can. The Education Chili Cook-Off —
call Augusto Roca, program adminis-
Division is soliciting mentors and The annual Chili
trator, at 305-284-4100 or send e-mail
projects for summer interns. Mentor- Cook-Off will occur
to augusto@miami.edu.
ing is open to all KSC employees. March 10 as part of
Projects should align with KSC’s top the KSC All-American Did You Know? BEST Fridays are
40 high-priority tech needs and focus Picnic. There will be three competi- back! Celebrate BEST Fridays all through
on engineering, science and technol- tions: Official Judges Chili, People's February by enjoying some African-American
ogy. Choice Chili and the Best Store cuisine at KSC cafeterias. Check the Dining
Front. The People's Choice sampling Highlights board at your Café or view the Web
The Mentor/Colleague Solicita-
and voting starts at 11 a.m. and ex- site at http://cafeteria.ksc.nasa.gov/ for up-
tion Form submission deadline has coming events and menus.
tends through 2 p.m. Awards will be
KSC Countdown is published every Tuesday & Thursday. Deadlines are 10 a.m. Mondays & Wednesdays.
E-mail news to Anita.Barrett@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov. For questions or information, e-mail or call 321-867-2815.
Find KSC Countdown on the Internet at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/countdown/countdown-toc.html.