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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-3749)

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

July 21, 2005
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M05-121
 
 
NASA's Space Shuttle Crew Returns to KSC Friday
 
 
The crew of Space Shuttle Discovery's Return to Flight mission (STS-114) returns to NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at 11:30 a.m. EDT, Friday.

The seven astronauts, led by Commander Eileen Collins, have been participating in training at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. Collins is expected to make a brief statement to the media. Her comments and arrival activities will be carried live on NASA TV.

The crew is scheduled to arrive via their T-38 aircraft at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The crew includes Pilot James Kelly, Mission Specialists Soichi Noguchi, Stephen Robinson, Andrew Thomas, Wendy Lawrence and Charles Camarda.

To cover the event, U.S. media must be at the KSC Press Site by 9 a.m. EDT for transportation to the SLF. Foreign national media must be at the Pass and Identification Building (PIDS 2) on State Road 3, south of KSC, by 8 a.m. EDT, to be transported to the Press Site. Media who have not picked up STS-114 mission badges should call the KSC Press Site at: 321/867-2468 and speak to Mandi Falconer.

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.

For the latest information about the STS-114 mission on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight

 

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