NASA Invites Media to Space Shuttle Main Engine Photo Opportunity

Press Release From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Media are invited to a photo opportunity Thursday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. EST at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., as one of the space shuttle main engine's is being prepared for shipping to Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Media should arrive at Kennedy's Press Site by 8:15 a.m. for transportation.

Media will have an opportunity to photograph the engine and interview NASA officials at Kennedy's Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing Facility.

The engines are being transported to Stennis where they will be stored for future use on NASA's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. It will carry NASA's new Orion spacecraft, cargo, equipment and science experiments to space, providing a safe, affordable and sustainable means of reaching asteroids and other destinations in the solar system.

Journalists without NASA Kennedy accreditation need to apply for credentials by noon Jan. 11. International media accreditation for this event is closed. Badges can be picked up at the Kennedy Space Center Badging Office on State Road 405. Media must apply for credentials online at:

Any updates on the move will be available at 321-867-2525.

Video b-roll of the move will air on the NASA TV's Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

For more information about SLS, visit:

For more information about NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit:

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