Kennedy News

Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington

May 29, 2009
NASA Sets Briefing About Shuttle Endeavour's Readiness to Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA managers will hold a news conference on Wednesday, June 3, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch. The briefing will begin after the end of the Flight Readiness Review, a meeting to assess preparations for shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station. The review is expected to conclude by 5 p.m. EDT.

Live status updates will be added periodically via the NASA News Twitter feed during the meeting. To access the feed, visit:

The review is expected to include the selection of an official launch date. Endeavour currently is targeted to launch at 7:17 a.m. on June 13.

The briefing participants are:
- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- LeRoy Cain, deputy manager, Space Shuttle Program, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston
- Pete Nickolenko, STS-127 shuttle launch director, NASA's Kennedy Space Center

NASA Television and the agency's Web site will broadcast the news briefing live. Journalists may ask questions from participating NASA locations. Reporters should contact their preferred NASA center to confirm its participation.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

For STS-127 crew and mission information, visit:


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