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For Release: October 27, 1998

Robert D. Allen (until launch)
(757) 864-6176

Kimberly W. Land (after launch)
(757) 864-9885/6124

Release No. 98-088

Note To Editors:

John Glenn Shuttle Mission to Launch October 29

Reporters are invited to join NASA veterans and retirees to view the launch of the STS-95 space shuttle mission, which features the return of John Glenn to space and more than 80 science experiments, at the NASA Langley Research Center Pearl Young Theater. The STS-95 launch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on October 29. Launch window is from 2-4:30 p.m.

Langley's Pearl Young Theater will be open from noon to 4:00 p.m. NASA veterans and retirees who worked at NASA during the Mercury program or with the original seven astronauts will be in attendance. Reporters are welcome to ask questions about John Glenn, the Mercury program, and the STS-95 mission.

If the launch is delayed or rescheduled, please contact Bob Allen, at (757) 864-6176, to get the latest information on viewing the STS-95 launch at Langley.

After the launch, reporters may contact Kimberly W. Land, at (757) 864-9885, to arrange interviews and coverage of the STS-95 mission.

The STS-95 launch, mission, and landing will also be broadcast on NASA TV.

NASA TV is available through the GE-2 satellite, transponder 9C, located at 85 degrees west longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio at 6.8 MHz.

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