KSC Contact: George Diller

KSC Release No. 25-00

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A this Saturday, March 25.

The 3-mile trip will begin at about 7 a.m. from the Vehicle Assembly Building, marking a major milestone in the final preparations for launch of the next Shuttle mission, STS-101, currently targeted for no-earlier-than April 17, 2000.

Accredited news media interested in covering a planned photo opportunity of roll out must contact the KSC Public Affairs Office before close of business this Friday. Media who need accreditation should contact the Public Affairs Office and make arrangements to pick up a press badge prior to the close of business on Friday. Badges cannot be picked up on Saturday morning.

Based on a 7 a.m. roll out time on Saturday, media should plan to be at the KSC News Center at 6 a.m. However, it is suggested that media call the KSC recorded status line (321-867-2525) for the latest updates.

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