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Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington

RELEASE : M07-037
NASA Holds Teleconference Update on Shuttle Repair Work
WASHINGTON - NASA will host a media teleconference Tuesday, April 10 no earlier than 6 p.m. EDT to discuss the space shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank, which was damaged during a Feb. 26 hail storm. The teleconference follows a meeting to decide whether the tank will be used for the shuttle's upcoming mission, STS-117.

The briefing participants are:
-- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator, Space Operations
-- Wayne Hale, manager, Space Shuttle Program
-- John Honeycutt, deputy manager, External Tank Project

To participate, reporters must R.S.V.P. to the newsroom at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, at 281-483-5111. The deadline is 4 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 10. NASA will stream live audio of the event at:

For STS-117 crew and mission information, visit:

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