June 10, 1997
Headquarters, Washington, DC
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
U.S. astronaut Jerry Linenger will meet with the news media to discuss his flight on the Russian space station Mir on Friday, June 13 at 8 a.m. CDT at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. The news conference will be broadcast on NASA Television with two-way question and answer capability for reporters at participating NASA centers.
Linenger completed the second-longest single space flight in U.S. history when he landed aboard the Shuttle Atlantis on May 24 after spending 132 days in space as part of the STS-84 crew. Linenger became a Mir crew member in January following the docking of Atlantis to the Mir during the STS-81 mission. Linenger was replaced on the Mir by astronaut Mike Foale, who is in the fourth week of a four-month research mission.
NASA Television is carried on a new satellite, GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, frequency 3880 Mhz, audio 6.8 Mhz.
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