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January 29, 2001

Kirsten Larson
Headquarters, Washington, DC
(Phone: 202/358-0234)

John Ira Petty
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Release: N01-06

NOTE TO EDITORS:

STATUS BRIEFING FOR EXPEDITION ONE MISSION SET FOR FEB. 1

With Atlantis poised for launch on Feb. 7 to deliver the American-made Destiny laboratory to the International Space Station, Jeff Hanley, Lead Expedition One Flight Director, will update reporters on recent activities aboard the space station during an Expedition One mission status briefing, Thursday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. EST.

Expedition One Commander Bill Shepherd, Pilot Yuri Gidzenko and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev are in their fourth month in orbit aboard the international outpost. They will spend the next week setting the stage for the arrival of Atlantis' astronauts to install the 15-ton Destiny on the Unity module of the station.

The briefing will originate from the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, and will be broadcast live on NASA Television with multi-center question and answer capability from participating NASA centers. NASA TV is broadcast on GE-2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees West longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical and audio is monaural at 6.8 MHz.

 

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