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Rob Navias June 7, 1995

RELEASE: 95-042

NOTE TO EDITORS:

NASA MANAGERS SET LAUNCH DATES FOR DISCOVERY AND ENDEAVOUR

NASA managers have set new target launch dates for two Shuttle missions scheduled to fly this summer. Space Shuttle Discovery on Mission STS-70 is now targeted for launch on July 13 and Space Shuttle Endeavor is set to be launched on Mission STS-69 on July 30.

The new flight dates for Discovery and Endeavour have no impact to the processing work on Space Shuttle Atlantis being prepared for the STS-71 launch on the first Shuttle-Mir docking mission. The Atlantis launch remains planned for no earlier than June 22 and a firm launch date may be announced early next week.

The new target launch dates for Discovery and Endeavour were established after the launch team finished assessing the impact of last week's decision to roll Discovery off

Launch Pad 39-B. The rollback was required in order to make repairs to the foam insulation on the external tank.

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