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Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington

Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston

RELEASE : J05-016
NASA to Discuss Shuttle Return to Flight Status

NASA's Space Shuttle Program managers will provide the status of preparations for the Shuttle's Return to Flight in a telephone news conference at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 20.

Media who want to participate should contact NASA's Johnson Space Center Newsroom at 281/483-5111 no later than 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Providing a status of Return to Flight launch and mission preparations will be:

-- Bill Parsons, manager, Space Shuttle Program

-- Wayne Hale, deputy manager, Space Shuttle Program

The news conference may be monitored, without the ability to ask questions, by calling a phone bank at 321/867-1220 or -1240. It also will be carried live on the internet at:

For more information on NASA and its programs, visit:


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