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Kyle Herring August 9, 1993

RELEASE: 93-062

NOTE TO EDITORS

HST MEDIA WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 30 - SEPT. 1

A workshop for news media is scheduled for Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, to familiarize reporters with the training and operations leading up to the first servicing mission of the Hubble Space Telescope, currently scheduled for launch in December.

The workshop will include briefings on mission preparation and round-robin interviews with the seven-member crew. The mission preparation and overview briefings will be carried on NASA Select television. In addition, the workshop will include hands-on demonstrations of tools and training methods to provide as much insight as possible for reporters planning to cover the mission.

The dates for the workshop currently coincide with the second major fully-integrated mission simulation, scheduled to begin Aug. 31 and continue for 36 hours. The exercise will include two six-hour water tank sessions in the Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF) by the crew members to simulate the spacewalks planned for the mission.

The workshop has moved from the previously scheduled dates of Aug. 16-18 due to the delay in the STS-51 Space Shuttle mission. News media interested in attending the workshop and taking part in the crew interviews should notify the JSC Newsroom at 713/483-5111. An agenda for the 3-day workshop follows.







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HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE FIRST SERVICING MISSION (HST SM-01)

Training And Operations Media Workshop


Monday -- August 30, 1993

9 - 10 a.m. Randy Brinkley/Milt Heflin Mission Overview

10 - 11 a.m. Jim Thornton/Sue Rainwater EVA/HST Tools

11 - Noon Joe Rothenberg/Ed Weiler HST Spacecraft/Science

1 - 5 p.m. STS-61 Crew Round-Robin Interviews

Tuesday -- August 31

8 a.m. HST Sim Begins (MET 03/16:30) EVA-2 (SA changeout)

(Reporters take turns on-console with Commentator listening in on headset)


11:20 a.m. Weightless Environment Training Facility EVA-2

1 - 5 p.m. Richard Fullerton Precision Air Bearing

Floor (PABF) and

POGO concept

Wednesday -- September 1

HST 36-Hour Sim Continues EVA-2

(Reporters take turns on-console with Commentator listening in on headset)


11:20 a.m. Weightless Environment Training Facility EVA-2 (contingency)

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mike Goza Virtual Reality Demo



** ALL-DAY INTERVIEW DESK FOR NON-CREW INTERVIEWS **

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