Backbone of International Space Station departs NASA Marshall July 26 for Kennedy Center
What: One day after a new Russian module is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station, the second flight "backbone" section of the station its testing complete will be transported from NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to be readied for launch. The 45-foot, port-side "P1" truss segment will be transported to Redstone Army Airfield for shipment aboard NASAs Super Guppy cargo plane. Marshall and the Boeing Company tested and shipped the "S1" truss last year.
Who: Engineers responsible for hardware installation, testing and the move of the P1 truss will be available for interviews.
When: July 26, 4 a.m. CDT. The truss will roll out about 4:00 a.m. for the 45-minute trip to the airfield and a planned 8 a.m. takeoff.
Where: Meet at 3:30 a.m., at Marshall Center, Bldg. 4200, Media Relations Department, Room 107, for badging and escort to the move route.
To Cover: Media planning to cover the event should contact Steve Roy at (256) 544-0034.