SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2009 WHAT:
Live viewing of Space Shuttle Atlantis launch at The Museum of Flight's big screen. WHEN:
Monday, Nov. 16, 11:28 a.m. WHERE:
The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle(Exit 158 off I-5) Cost:
Museum admission: $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $7.50 for youth 5 to 17 and free for children under 5.
Weather permitting, the Space Shuttle Atlantis
is scheduled to launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Monday, Nov. 16 at 11:28 a.m. PST. The Museum of Flight will carry live mission coverage of the Space Shuttle Atlantis
launch and flight to the International Space Station. Mission status will be reported on the Museum of Flight Website. All spacewalks will be carried live at the Museum of Flight's William M. Allen Theater, Murdock Theater, and in the exhibit, Space: Exploring the Next Frontier.
For NASA's STS-129 updates, please see: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news/129_countdown_milestones.html
Commander Charlie Hobaugh will lead the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Barry Wilmore will serve as the pilot. Mission Specialists are Robert Satcher, Michael Foreman, Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik will be making their first trips to space.
The mission will return station crew member Nicole Stott to Earth. STS-129 is slated to be the final space shuttle crew rotation flight to or from the space station.
Atlantis will deliver parts to the space station, including a spare gyroscope. The mission will feature three spacewalks which will also be carried live in
Museum visitors can enhance their Shuttle experience with the space exhibit Space: Exploring the New Frontier, where one can find out how Mission Control works, see the only Mars Viking lander on Earth, walk inside a full size replica of the International Space Station's Destiny Research Laboratory and even try to land a Shuttle using a Shuttle flight simulator.