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April 1, 1997

Steve Roy
Marshall Space Flight Center

Ed Campion
Johnson Space Center

Release: J97-9


Story Opportunities for NASA Life Science and Materials Research

On the next space shuttle mission, due to launch April 3, a wide array of experiments in biotechnology, combustion, and materials processing will be run in the space environment.

We have identified your publication as one which may be interested in stories on some of NASA’s current research. If you are interested in following the upcoming Space Shuttle mission, STS-83, here are some ways you can do it.

If you have writers who would like interviews with scientists and program managers relating to this mission, please contact Steve Roy at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama at 205 544-6535.

If your writer needs an interview with an astronaut, please call Laura Rochon at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at 281 483-5111.

To follow the mission in progress and learn more about NASA activities, check our web page at It leads to hundreds of sources of information, electronic images and other resources. Also, NASA TV carries live coverage of the mission. It is available via satellite on GE-2, transponder 9C, located at 85 degrees west longitude, frequency 3880 MHz, vertical polarization, with audio at 6.8 MHz.

For photos other than electronic images, please call the Media Resource Center at Johnson Space Center at 281 483-4231.


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