The media is invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
on Wednesday, October 8 to see imagery and tracking equipment
being considered for use during the next Space Shuttle

Reporters will see upgraded camera equipment that may be used
to take better images of the Space Shuttle on ascent, visit
potential locations for the tracking cameras, and hear from
engineers working on ways for NASA to comply with a Columbia
Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) recommendation to improve
ground-based Shuttle imagery. Reporters will also visit the
new Enhanced Imagery Analysis Laboratory.

Schedule of events:

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. EDT Briefings by NASA Inter-center Photo Working Group chairman Bob Page and Armando Oliu, head of the KSC Ice and Debris Team

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. EDT Tour of imagery enhancing lab and short-range camera location

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT Tour of medium and long-range camera tracking sites

Media planning to attend the event should contact George
Diller at 321/867-2468 by 4 p.m. EDT Oct. 6.

Media without KSC credentials must submit their request via
fax (321/867-2692) and include the following information:

  • Full legal name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Country of citizenship

Because reporters will visit operational areas of KSC that
contain hazardous materials, media should dress in long pants
and closed-toe shoes with low heels. Shorts and tank tops are
not allowed. Media should arrive 15 minutes early for both
tours to allow for required security checks.

For information about how NASA is planning to comply with the
recommendations of the CAIB, visit:

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