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Planetarium at UofL to show final journey of space shuttle

by Cindy Hess last modified Oct 25, 2010 04:01 PM

Oct. 25, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville's Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will offer a free, public viewing of the final launch of NASA's space shuttle Discovery.

            The Nov. 1 launch from Florida's Kennedy Space Center wraps up nearly 30 years of space travel for the shuttle.

 

The countdown and blast off will be shown live on the planetarium's 55-foot dome. The event will include activities for kids and video highlights from past shuttle missions. Doors open at 4:15 p.m.

 

The Discovery launch is scheduled for 4:40 p.m. but those planning to attend the event should check the planetarium's website at www.louisville.edu/planetarium or NASA's website at

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html for the latest information.  

 

For information on this event, contact Paula McGuffey at 502-852-5855.

 

 

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