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John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0602
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Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
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Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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June 25, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M08-126
 
 
NASA Announces Teleconference About Launch Pad 39A Repairs
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss repair plans for damage to Launch Pad 39A with Space Shuttle Program Manager John Shannon, Space Shuttle Processing Manager Rita Willcoxon and Engineering Investigation Team Lead Perry Becker at 3 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 26.

During Discovery's May 31 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the east wall of the pad's north flame trench suffered damage when about 3,500 bricks were torn away from the wall. The bricks were scattered from the flame trench to the pad's perimeter fence.

To participate in the teleconference, reporters must R.S.V.P. by 2 p.m., Thursday, to the Kennedy newsroom by phoning 321-867-2468. For more information about the on-going pad repairs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
 

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