NASA TV and the agency's home on the Internet, http://www.nasa.gov/, will provide extensive prelaunch and launch day coverage of the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-115 to the International Space Station, scheduled for a Sunday, Aug. 27 launch.
A prelaunch webcast is set for 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 26, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. It will feature a mission overview hosted by Jon N. Cowart, Orbiter Project Office manager at Kennedy. Highlights will include an interview with STS-114 astronaut Steve Robinson who will discuss the STS- 115 mission and astronaut training.
Live countdown coverage from NASA's Launch Blog begins at 10:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 27. Coverage features real-time updates as countdown milestones occur, streaming video clips highlighting launch preparations and liftoff.
A panel of experts answered questions about NASA's preparation for the STS-115 mission. Those responses are available online and in podcasts.
To access these interactive features and more, go to NASA's Space Shuttle main page at http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle and follow the links provided in the right column under the "Mission Information" section.
For information about STS-115 online events, contact Dennis Armstrong at: 321-867-4493.
On launch day NASA TV will begin broadcasting mission commentary at 10:30 a.m. EDT. For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv