NASA Invites Media to Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Arrival
The AMS will arrive for processing at Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility at 11 a.m. aboard an Air Force C-5 aircraft. The instrument, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a particle physics detector constructed, tested and operated by an international team representing 16 countries.
During the media event, reporters will have an opportunity to speak with AMS' principal investigator, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Samuel Ting of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Mark Sistilli, NASA's program manager for AMS. Other members of the international AMS team, flight processing project managers, DOE staff and European Space Agency officials, whose facilities were used in testing the experiment, also will be available for interviews.
U.S. reporters must apply for credentials by noon, Wednesday, Aug. 25. International journalists must apply by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17. Reporters without permanent Kennedy credentials should submit their request online at: