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Space Center Houston's full-size Space Shuttle replica to arrive June 1 "Shuttlebration Weekend"

Press Release From: Space Center Houston
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012

WHAT

Space Center Houston invites you to attend "Shuttlebration Weekend" in honor of the arrival of the full-size Space Shuttle replica, arriving on Friday, June 1 by barge at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) dock located at 3000 NASA Parkway on Clear Lake near the Houston Hilton NASA Clear Lake hotel. Following the replica's arrival between 3 and 5 p.m., there will be a free celebration for the public between the dock and the hotel. The event area will open at 2 p.m. for viewing as the replica arrives at the dock. The event will include NASA space exploration exhibits and activities, food, entertainment and a fireworks show to end the evening at 9 p.m. Please note: outside food and beverages are not allowed. Space is limited.

On Saturday, June 2, the Space Shuttle replica will be loaded onto a mobile transfer vehicle for transport to Space Center Houston. The lakeside load-out will take a full day to complete. There are no public events planned for this day.

On Sunday, June 3, the replica will make an estimated three-hour trek down NASA Parkway from the Hilton to its permanent home at Space Center Houston. Once on Space Center Houston property, the replica will be welcomed by JSC's prototype planetary rovers for future solar system exploration, local scout troops and marching bands as it is rolled to its location. Following the arrival, there will be a free family-oriented public celebration in the Space Center Houston parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering viewing opportunities of the replica, NASA space exploration exhibits, fun activities for the entire family and much more. For detailed "Shuttlebration Weekend" information, visit http://www.spacecenter.org/shuttlebration.html. Please note: outside food and beverages are not allowed.

WHEN/WHERE

Friday, June 1, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

2 p.m. - Event area open to public event for viewing as the Space Shuttle replica arrives on Clear Lake

3 - 5 p.m.- Space Shuttle replica arrives at the JSC dock located at 3000 NASA Parkway

4 p.m.- Press conference at Houston Hilton NASA Clear Lake hotel

2 - 9 p.m.- Free public street party located between the JSC dock and the Houston Hilton NASA Clear Lake

9 p.m.- Fireworks show on Clear Lake to close the evening

*Times are subject to change based on weather and transportation logistics

Saturday, June 2, 2012

No public events are planned.

Sunday, June 3, 2012, from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.

5 - 8 a.m. - Replica transport along NASA Parkway from JSC dock located at 3000 NASA Parkway to Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Welcome celebration at Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway

*Times are subject to change based on weather and transportation logistics

MEDIA R.S.V.P.

Please R.S.V.P. by May 25, 2012 to Sean Wilson with Griffin Communications Group at (281) 335-0200 or Sean@GriffinCG.com. If you elect to bring one photographer or videographer with you, this should be indicated in your R.S.V.P.

MEDIA NOTE

There will be a second media advisory distributed on May 30 that outlines specific parking information and additional details on the press conference.


About Space Center Houston

As the Official Visitor Center for JSC, Space Center Houston (SCH) is the only place on earth that gives guests an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space. Since 1992, this $75 million, 180,000 square foot complex has entertained and educated over 11 million guests from every corner of the globe. Space Center Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions, theatres and exhibits. In addition, the venue presents an amazing array of traveling exhibits and astounding events created exclusively by SCH's own creative exhibit team. Space Center Houston is open every day of the year, with the exception of Oct. 8 and Dec. 25. Space Center Houston is located at 1601 NASA Parkway Houston, TX 77058; approximately 25 miles south of downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area. Visit www.spacecenter.org.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Sean Wilson/Jessica Ballard
Griffin Communications Group
(281) 335-0200
sean@griffincg.com; jballard@griffincg.com

Jack Moore
Space Center Houston
(281) 244-2137
jack@spacecenter.org

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