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Feb. 8, 2007 Vol. 12, No.


Atlantis in VAB, NASA to hold mission

lifted and stacked briefings Feb. 15

Shuttle Update: The orbiter • 9 a.m. -- Space Shuttle and Space visit to the colorful places that lend
Atlantis, on top of its transporter, Station Program Overview character to this vital estuary. The
rolled into the transfer aisle of the • 10:30 a.m. -- STS-117 Mission pontoon boat, Tortuga del Sol, is U.S.
Vehicle Assembly Building Wednes- Overview Coast Guard inspected, and licensed
day after the rollover from the Orbiter captains and experienced mates are
• 12:30 a.m. -- STS-117 Spacewalk trained to provide you with a memo-
Processing Facility. First motion out
Overview rable and safe park water tour. The
of the OPF was at 6:19 a.m. Early
this morning, Atlantis was lifted into • 2 p.m. -- STS-117 Crew News two-hour journey cruises from the
high bay 1 and mated with the exter- Conference park's Visitor Center on most Sun-
nal tank and solid rocket boosters al- February Health Education days, weather permitting. Reserva-
ready in place on the mobile launcher Information Table — Cardiovascu- tions are required and space is
platform. The rollover signals the lar disease is the number one killer in limited. A cost recovery fee of $20
start of the journey to the launch pad the U.S. In addition to losing weight, per person is charged for all passen-
for liftoff on mission STS-117, tar- exercising and reducing blood pres- gers. Call 386-428-3384, ext. 10, to
geted for March 15. The mission is sure, changing eating habits can also reserve space.
the 21st to the International Space greatly reduce cardiovascular risk. “Lagoon Discovery” at 11 a.m.
Station. This month’s topic covers nutrition on Feb. 18: Be a marine biologist for
and change in eating habits to reduce a day and see what kind of creatures
NASA Briefing: NASA will you can catch in the lagoon during
discuss the next space shuttle mission cardiovascular disease risk. The
monthly health education table will this one-hour trip. Bring water, sun-
during a day-long series of media screen and bug spray. Meet at Turtle
briefings from the Johnson Space be set up in the SSPF Cafeteria from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. A nutrition Mound.
Center beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 15. Please note: All programs are
The briefings will be broadcast live packet and other cardiovascular in-
formation will be distributed. subject to cancellation and/or re-
on NASA Television and the agency's scheduling due to staff limitations,
Internet home page. Meeting Facility To Close Tem- weather conditions or other factors.
The mission will continue con- porarily — The O&C Mission Brief- Some programs require reservations,
struction of the International Space ing Room will be closed from April 1 a minimum age or a cost-recovery
Station, launching a third set of solar through June 30 for major facility fee. Call 386-428-3384, ext. 10, dur-
arrays, batteries and associated elec- renovations. The room will be un- ing operating hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
tronics to power the station. available for any usage during this for information. Visit the Web site at
The crew will install and extend time. For additional information, Entrance fees
the new set of arrays and retract the please contact Brent Seale at apply to all interpretive program par-
second half of another set. These ticipants. All programs meet the re-
tasks continue the solar array work quirements for the Canaveral Nation-
begun during the final two shuttle Apollo District Interpretive
Programs In February — "Pontoon al Seashore Junior Ranger program.
missions of 2006. The completed In-
ternational Space Station will have Boat Cruise, The Backwaters Of Did You Know? Mardi Gras is
four solar arrays. Mosquito Lagoon" on Sundays: Jour- Feb. 20.
The briefings are as follows: ney with a national park ranger on a

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