Wednesday, May 28, 2008

STS-124 Tentative Launch Is Saturday

Shuttle Discovery's STS-124 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 5:02 p.m. EDT [2102 UTC] on Saturday, May 31.

Astronauts arrived at KSC this morning.

NASA will provide continuous online updates, including a webcast and a blog on the STS-124 mission at:

On launch day, a blog will update the countdown beginning at noon. Originating from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to launch. During the mission, visitors to NASA's shuttle Web site can read about the crew's progress and watch the spacewalks live. As Discovery's flight wraps up, NASA will offer a blog detailing the spacecraft's return to Earth.

Detailed lists of countdown milestones, news briefing times and participants, and hours of operation for Kennedy's news center and media credentialing office are available at:

For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit: