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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

Jessica Rye
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

07.20.05
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M05-120
 
 
NASA Updates Media About Space Shuttle Return to Flight
 
 
Space Shuttle managers will brief reporters today about NASA's Space Shuttle Return to Flight mission (STS-114). The news conference starts no earlier than 5:30 p.m. EDT. It will be live on NASA TV from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Questions will be taken from participating NASA locations.

Managers and engineers have been developing troubleshooting plans for a liquid hydrogen low-level fuel sensor inside the Shuttle's External Tank. The sensor failed a routine prelaunch check during the countdown July 13, causing NASA to postpone Discovery's first launch attempt. The next attempt will take place no earlier than July 26.

NASA TV is carried by MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii in analog through Return to Flight on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, Transponder 18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, and audio at 6.8 MHz. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. Today's news conference will be available on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For the latest information about the STS-114 mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight

 

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