The nine space fliers aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will field media questions starting at 5:59 a.m. EDT, Tuesday. The news conference will be live on NASA TV.
Questions will be taken from media at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; NASA Headquarters, Washington; and from the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, outside Moscow.
Media must be in position no later than 5:30 a.m. EDT. Reporters who want to ask questions from NASA Headquarters must contact Katherine Trinidad (202/358-3749) by 5 p.m. EDT, today.
Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot Jim Kelly and Mission Specialists Steve Robinson, Andy Thomas, Charlie Carmada, Wendy Lawrence and Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi are on Discovery. NASA Station Science Officer and Flight Engineer John Phillips and Commander Sergei Krikalev are on board the Station.
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:
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