NASA Invites Media to Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Arrival

NASA will host a media event at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the arrival of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).

NASA Invites Media to Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Arrival

 
 
NASA Invites Media to Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Arrival
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA will host a media event at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the arrival of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). The state-of-the-art device to further our understanding of the universe will launch to the International Space Station during the last scheduled space shuttle flight next year.

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:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

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