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Allard Beutel/Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769/1272)

June 7, 2005
NASA Announces Update To Shuttle Implementation Plan
The latest version of "NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond" will be available at 9 a.m. EDT, Thursday, June 9, 2005, on the Web at:

The 10th Edition updates activities completed over the last few months in preparation for the Space Shuttle Return to Flight mission (STS-114). Activities included changing the launch planning window from May to July and adding a new heater on the Shuttle’s external fuel tank.

The implementation plan is periodically updated and demonstrates NASA's progress in safely returning Shuttles to flight. Pervious versions of the plan and the latest information about preparations for STS-114 are available on the above Return to Flight Web site.

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