Media Invited To Space Shuttle Model Move Photo Opportunity

Press Release From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is inviting media to cover the move of the high-fidelity space shuttle model from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida to Kennedy's Launch Complex 39 turn basin on Sunday, Dec. 11, starting as early as 7 a.m. EST.

The full-scale shuttle model is being transferred from Kennedy to Space Center Houston, NASA Johnson Space Center's visitor center. The model will temporarily stay at the turn basin until it is transported via barge to Texas in the next several months. The move also helps clear the way for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to begin building a new facility next year to display space shuttle Atlantis in 2013.

Reporters interested in just covering the start of the move at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex should contact Andrea Farmer at 321-449-4318 by Dec. 9 to RSVP.

Journalists who want to cover the entire move and who do not have NASA Kennedy media accreditation need to apply for credentials by noon on Dec. 8. New international media accreditation for this event is closed. Badges can be picked up at the Kennedy Space Center Badging Office on State Road 405 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 9. Media must apply for credentials online at:

Video b-roll of the event will be available that afternoon on the NASA Television Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

Images will be posted on Kennedy's Media Gallery at:

For information about Space Center Houston, visit:

For information about the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visit:

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