POTUS schedule for Friday, April 29
April 29th, 2011
08:07 AM ET

POTUS schedule for Friday, April 29

WASHINGTON -  President Obama has a lot on his plate today.  He will tour parts of Alabama effect by the recent violent storms, then head to Florida for the launch of  the space shuttle Endeavour.  After the launch (all fingers crossed for good weather) the president will travel to Miami to deliver the commencement address at Miami Dade College.

the full schedule is after the jump

In the morning, the President will meet with participants in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike, an iconic campaign in civil rights and labor rights history, when public workers banded together for dignity, respect and a better life.  This will be the first visit to the White House for the strikers.  Following the meeting with the President, the Department of Labor will begin the induction ceremony of all participants of the Memphis Sanitation Strike into the Labor Hall of Fame.  The meeting with the President is closed press.  The Department of Labor ceremony is open press; for more information contact Dolline Hatchett at hatchett.dolline@dol.gov or Clarisse Young at young.clarisse@dol.gov.

Later in the morning, the First Family will travel to Alabama. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport are open press. In Alabama, the President and the First Lady will view the damage as well as meet with Governor Bentley, state and local officials and families affected by the storms. There will be travel pool coverage of the First Family’s visit.

After, the First Family will travel to Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The departure from Tuscaloosa Regional Airport and the arrival at Cape Canaveral Skid Strip are open press.

In Cape Canaveral, the First Family will tour the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) at the Kennedy Space Center.  The OPF is a large hangar where space shuttle orbiters are maintained, tested and inspected between flights.  The space shuttle Atlantis is currently undergoing preparations for its June 2011 flight at this facility. The First Family will be led on the tour by Astronaut Janet Kavandi.  Dr. Kavandi is the Director of Flight Crew Operations for the Johnson Space Center and is a three-flight veteran, having logged more than 33 days in space.  The First Family’s tour of the facility has two stops.  In the first stop, they will see a tile and water demonstration showing how the shuttle’s tiles can retain water.  In the second stop, the First Family will see a close-up view of the landing gear from beneath the nose of the Atlantis shuttle. The First Family’s tour of the Orbiter Processing Facility will be travel pool coverage.

The First Family will then view the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour with NASA Director Charles Bolden, Jr. and astronaut Dr. Janet Kavandi.  The viewing will be travel pool coverage.

The President will then travel to Miami, Florida. In Miami, the President will deliver the Miami Dade College commencement address.

EDT

7:30AM          In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

 8:00AM          THE PRESIDENT meets with participants in the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

Diplomatic Room   Closed Press

 8:30AM          THE FIRST FAMILY departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

South Lawn   Open Press (Gather Time 8:00AM– North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:45AM          THE FIRST FAMILY departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Alabama

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 7:30AM – Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)

CDT

9:50AM        THE FIRST FAMILY arrives in Alabama

Tuscaloosa Regional Airport   Open Press

 10:10AM        THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY view the damage as well as meet with Governor Bentley, state and local officials and families affected by the storms

Alabama   Travel Pool Coverage

11:45AM        THE FIRST FAMILY departs Alabama

Tuscaloosa Regional Airport    Open Press

EDT

2:10PM           THE FIRST FAMILY arrives in Cape Canaveral, Florida

Cape Canaveral Skid Strip   Open Press

 2:45PM           THE FIRST FAMILY tours the orbiter processing facility

Orbiter Processing Facility, Cape Canaveral, Florida    Travel Pool Coverage

 3:30PM           THE FIRST FAMILY views the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour

Launch Control Center   Travel Pool Coverage

5:40PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Miami, Florida

Miami International Airport   Open Press

 6:55PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers the Miami Dade College commencement address

Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida   Pooled for TV, Open to pre-credentialed correspondents and still photographers

 9:05PM         THE PRESIDENT departs Miami, Florida

Miami International Airport     Open Press

11:30PM         THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

South Lawn    Open Press (Gather Time 11:05PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

 Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One


Topics: Daily Schedule • White House

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. no obama in 12!

    Had to have some reason for not being invited to the ROYAL WEDDING. hugs!

    May 1, 2011 at 12:15 am |
  2. Tol Trunks

    I report the news. Emily, does the President read these blogs?

    May 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm |