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ISS: A Home in Microgravity

Station Update

John Rau
Mike Ciannilli

In the month of November Kennedy Space Center will be hosting their first Station Update of the 2001/2002 season. There will be a discussion of news surrounding the launch of Endeavour Mission STS-108. Hosting the event will be your NASA/Quest Correspondent John Rau at Kennedy Space Center. Our guest for the broadcast will be Mike Ciannilli, a test project engineer at KSC. There will also be a short video clip of our special guest Joe Delai, a mechanical engineer that works on Space Station payloads for KSC. Joe will be talking about the current status of the International Space Station (ISS). The discussion will also include Endeavor's payload for this launch.

This webcast will give you the chance to ask questions about how Kennedy prepares the shuttle for each mission. Mike will be happy to walk you through step by step on how the shuttle is processed and what is currently being done to the shuttle to make it safe for our astronauts. So come and join the fun and participate in this unique and informative event, see you there!


Countdown Test


Mike is looking forward to answering your questions; however, he would encourage you to do a little research before you participate in the webcast.

1) Learn more about the Expedition 4 crew and the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

2) See an example of astronauts going through the Terminal Countdown Demonstration test.

3) What takes up to 2/3 of the shuttles time between missions?

a) Operation Processing Facility
b) Endeavour being moved

4) If you would like to learn more about the
Landing to Launch Series click on the link below.

Landing to Launch

Webcast - November 20th
at 10 am PST

John Rau will host the November 20th event
from Kennedy Space Center. He will be interviewing our featured expert
Mike Ciannilli. Mike is looking forward to answering your
questions on this exciting topic.

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Note: If appropriate we will extend the webcast for university questions!



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