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Shuttle launch scheduled for Friday evening, TFR in effectShuttle launch scheduled for Friday evening, TFR in effect

NASA has scheduled the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour for 8:15 p.m. Friday, November 22. A notam restricting the airspace around the Kennedy Space Center is now in effect until 11:20 p.m. local (0420Z). No Part 91 (general aviation), Part 125, or VFR flight operations will be permitted within a 30-nm radius below 18,000 feet. Aircraft operating between 30 nm and 40 nm must obtain a discrete transponder code and clearance from air traffic control and maintain radio contact with ATC. The temporary flight restrictions affect operations at 10 public-use airports including New Smyrna Beach (EVB), Massey (X50), Sanford (SFB), Orlando Executive (ORL), Daytona Beach International (DAB), Merritt Island (COI), Space Coast Regional (TIX), Dunn (X21), Orlando International (MCO), and Melbourne International (MLB).

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