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April 13, 1998

Brian Welch
Headquarters, Washington, DC
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

Ed Campion
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Release: H98-61

President Clinton to Visit Johnson Space Center

President Bill Clinton will visit NASA's Johnson Space Center on Tuesday, April 14 for briefings on various NASA programs. During the visit, the President will meet with Senator John Glenn, now in training for an October space flight, and get a briefing on Shuttle mission STS-90, scheduled for launch on Thursday.

The President will place a phone call to the STS-90 crew members at the Florida launch site, and address Johnson Space Center employees and invited guests. The President's call to the STS-90 crew and his address to employees will be carried live on NASA Television beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. CDT.

NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin and Johnson Director George W.S. Abbey will escort the President during his tour.

News media who wish to cover the Presidential visit should fax a request for press accreditation to the Johnson Newsroom at 281/483-2000. Badges will be available Tuesday morning at the Security Office, Bldg. 110, adjacent to the center's main gate off NASA Road One. Television media should plan to arrive at Johnson no later than 6 a.m. CDT to allow time for badging. Print media should arrive at the badging office no later than 8 a.m. CDT. Transportation to events will be provided from the Bldg. 2 news center.

NASA Television is available on GE2, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees west longitude, with vertical polarization. Frequency is 3880.0 Mhz, audio 6.8 Mhz.


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