Thursday, August 06, 2009

Astronauts Hold Q&A At Launch Pad

Discovery's astronauts are undergoing emergency training at launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center today as NASA gears up for a two-day practice countdown.

The astronauts will be holding an informal Q&A with the media at the pad at 8:40 a.m. You can watch it live here in The Flame Trench. Simply click the NASA TV box on the right side of the page to launch our NASA TV viewer. (Editor's update: Now, you can view the replay by clicking play above on the NASA YouTube video).

Discovery's astronauts are tentatively scheduled to blast off Aug. 25 on an International Space Station outfitting mission.

The crew is led by mission commander Rick "C.J." Sturckow and includes pilot Kevin Ford and includes mission specialists Nicole Stott, Christer Fuglesang of the European Space Agency, Danny Olivas, Jose Hernandez and Patrick Forrester.

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