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David E. Steitz
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

June Malone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256/544-0034)

September 2, 2005
Imagery of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility Available
The first imagery showing the damage to NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., is available on the Internet and will air during today's NASA TV noon EDT videofile. The Michoud facility manufactures Space Shuttle external fuel tanks.

The facility received some damage to its buildings during Hurricane Katrina. First reports suggest none of the External Tanks were significantly damaged by the storm. The images are on the Web, at:

For continental North America, NASA TV is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii in analog on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. For information about NASA TV, including complete digital downlink information, visit:

Family members seeking information about NASA employees and others sheltering at Stennis Space Center and Michoud may call: 256/544-4700.

For Stennis/Michoud updates on the Web, visit:

Call: 888/362-4323 for recorded updates about NASA relief operations.

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