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Marta Metelko
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1642)

Tomeika Blackwell
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
(Phone: 301/286-5687)

September 3, 2004
NASA Hosts Media Roundtable
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will outline the role of African Americans in the agency's Vision for Space Exploration in Washington Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Astronaut Joan Higginbotham will join the Administrator. NASA selected Higginbotham as an astronaut candidate in April 1996. She is assigned to STS-117 as a Mission Specialist.

Media interested in attending should contact Marta Metelko, NASA Headquarters, Washington, at: 202/358-1642 or Tomeika Blackwell, Goddard Space Flight Center Public Affairs, at: 301/286-0040, no later than 4:00 pm EDT on Wednesday. News media may participate via "monitor only" phone lines by contacting Metelko.

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