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

Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

June 17, 2004
NASA Presents Return To Flight Update
The Space Shuttle Program is making solid progress in meeting the milestones required for Return to Flight. NASA remains confident March 2005, is a reasonable planning window for resuming Space Shuttle missions.

NASA will provide a Return to Flight media teleconference update Friday at 3 p.m. EDT. To participate, reporters should contact Allard Beutel or Melissa Mathews at: 202/358-4769/1272 no later than noon EDT Friday.


– – Michael Kostelnik, NASA's Deputy Associate Administrator for International Space Station and Space Shuttle Programs
– –Space Shuttle Program Manager, Bill Parsons
– – Space Shuttle Program Deputy Manager, Wayne Hale

Media who do not want to ask questions can listen to the teleconference by calling: 321/867-1220/1240/1260.

For information about NASA's Return to Flight work on the Internet, visit:


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