From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2001
CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield and the crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-100 will be at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida for the standard Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) on March 29, 2001.
The test is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight, providing the crew an opportunity to participate in simulated countdown activities, and ends with a mock launch countdown, culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the shuttle's payload bay. The following event is available for media to attend during the STS-100 TCDT.
Thursday, March 29 -- Media representatives may have an opportunity to speak informally (scrum) with and photograph the crew at Launch Pad 39A. Canadian media interested in viewing the TCDT may do so by logging to the NASA TV satellite on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarisation, with a frequency of 3,880 Mhz and audio of 6.8 Mhz.
Endeavour, on mission STS-100, is targeted for launch from Kennedy Space Center on April 19 at about 2:41 p.m. EST. The flight is scheduled to last 12 days and will feature the delivery and installation of Canada's main contribution to the International Space Station, Canadarm2.
The CSA requires, from all media representatives who wish to cover this event from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, from the Johnson Space Center in Houston or from the CSA Headquarters in Saint-Hubert, a printed request on official letterhead with the following information:
Covering from KSC: first and last name of the media representative, name of the media outlet, home address, date and place of birth, passport number with expiration date, work phone number and cellular phone number.
Covering from JSC: first and last name of the media representative, name of the media outlet, home address, date and place of birth, passport number with expiration date, work phone number and cellular phone number.
Covering from CSA: first and last name of the media representatives, name of the media outlet, home address, work phone number and cellular phone number.
Please return your accreditation request along before April 9 to: Nancy Vaillancourt by fax at (450) 926-4352 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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For more information, visit the STS-100 Mission Website at: http://www.space.gc.ca
For more information:
Senior Communications Officer, CSA
Tel.: (450) 926-4370, e-mail: email@example.com
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