By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Defense & Aerospace Week -- NASA's schedule of events, including news conferences and live television coverage related to the Friday, Sept. 6 launch of the agency's next lunar mission, is now available.
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Launch is targeted for 11:27 p.m. EDT at the opening of a four-minute launch window. NASA Television launch coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. Backup launch opportunities occur Sept. 7-10.
NASA will host two prelaunch news conferences at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center on Thursday, Sept. 5. NASA TV and the agency's website will air the briefings live with question and answer capability available from participating NASA centers or by using a phone bridge. To participate via phone bridge, journalists must call Dwayne Brown at 202-329-6585 by 2:45 p.m. Thursday. Questions also can be asked during the briefings via Twitter by using the hashtag #askNASA.
Live NASA TV launch coverage also will be broadcast on the Toshiba Vision screen in New York'sTimes Square from 10:30 p.m.Sept. 6 to 1 a.m.Sept. 7. The Toshiba Vision screen is positioned directly below the world-famous New Year's Eve Ball on One Times Square. Visitors to Times Square, and around the world, can hear live audio of the broadcast by tuning into Third Rock Radio. Third Rock Radio can be streamed from the NASA homepage, and on smart phones and tablets through the Tuneln mobile app.
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