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November 7, 1998

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

Release: J98-53

STS-95 Crew Return Update (New Information)

A revised time for the return of the STS-95 astronauts to Houston following the successful completion of their nine-day space flight has been announced for Sunday, November 8.

Commander Curt Brown; Pilot Steve Lindsey; Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Steve Robinson and Pedro Duque; and Payload Specialists Chiaki Mukai and John Glenn will now return to Hangar 276 at Ellington Field around 2 p.m. Central time, about two hours later than previously scheduled.

The crew return ceremony, which will be carried live on NASA Television, is open to both the general public and the news media. Because the arrival time of the crew may again change, anyone planning to attend the event should call the JSC recorded news information line at either 281/483-8600 or 281/483-6765 to get the latest updates on the crew's return. Mission or affiliation credentials will provide members of the news media access to the ceremony.

The crew members are expected to make brief remarks at Ellington, but there will be no question-and-answer session for reporters.

The astronauts’ departure from the Cape Canaveral Air Station near the Kennedy Space Center late Sunday morning will also be televised live on NASA TV.

The astronauts will participate in a downtown Houston parade on Wednesday, November 11, Veteran’s Day, as Mayor Lee P. Brown leads the city in honoring the STS-95 crew.

NASA Television can be seen on GE-2, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 Mhz, and audio of 6.8 Mhz.


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