Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
MEDIA ADVISORY: 02-06
GLOBAL FLYER ARRIVAL POSTPONED
Virgin Atlantic Airways postponed the arrival of their GlobalFlyer
aircraft at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. It was due to arrive
According to the company, the aircraft sustained wing damage while
being prepped for its trip from Salina, Kan., to Kennedy. The company
will announce repair and travel plans as they become known.
NASA agreed to let Virgin Atlantic Airways use Kennedy's Space Shuttle
Landing Facility as a takeoff site. GlobalFlyer will attempt to set
the world record for the longest flight of an aircraft or balloon.
The facility use is part of a pilot program to expand runway access
for non-NASA activities.