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Published:July 31st, 2006 06:10 EST
NASA's Next Space Shuttle Crew Ready for Countdown Test

NASA's Next Space Shuttle Crew Ready for Countdown Test

By SOP newswire

The astronauts and ground crews for Space Shuttle Atlantis' upcoming mission, STS-115, will participate in a full launch dress rehearsal Aug. 7-10 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

The demonstration test provides the crew of each shuttle mission with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency egress training.

Permanently badged media interested in attending the event should contact the Kennedy News Center at 321-867-2468 by 4 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 4. U.S. media without Kennedy credentials may apply for accreditation online through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov