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Don Savage/J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0183/5241
donald.l.savage@nasa.gov
j.d.harrington@nasa.gov
 
Susan Hendrix /Ed Campion
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-7745/0697
susan.m.hendrix@nasa.gov
edward.s.campion@nasa.gov
 
Oct. 17, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M08-210
 
 
Hubble Telescope Media Teleconference Today at 4 P.M. EDT
 
 
WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a media teleconference today beginning at approximately 4 p.m. EDT*, to discuss issues recently experienced with the Hubble Space Telescope. The activation of the telescope's science instruments and resumption of observations has been suspended following two anomalies seen in systems on the telescope Thursday.

The briefing participants are:
- Jon Morse, director of the Astrophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington
- Art Whipple, manager of the Hubble Systems Management Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

To participate in the teleconference, reporters in the U.S. should call 1-888-790-1834 and use the pass code "Hubble." International reporters should call 1-630-395-0448.

Approximately one hour after the teleconference concludes, a recorded replay will be available by calling 1-800-756-9736. International callers can hear the replay by calling 1-402-998-0462.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio


Related images for the briefing will be available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/hubble

 
* revised start time from 3 p.m.
 

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