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June 10, 1997

Debra Rahn
Headquarters, Washington, DC
(Phone: 202/358-1639)

Rob Navias
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(Phone: 281/483-8651)

Release: N97-39


Linenger News Conference Set

U.S. astronaut Jerry Linenger will meet with the news media to discuss his flight on the Russian space station Mir on Friday, June 13 at 8 a.m. CDT at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. The news conference will be broadcast on NASA Television with two-way question and answer capability for reporters at participating NASA centers.

Linenger completed the second-longest single space flight in U.S. history when he landed aboard the Shuttle Atlantis on May 24 after spending 132 days in space as part of the STS-84 crew. Linenger became a Mir crew member in January following the docking of Atlantis to the Mir during the STS-81 mission. Linenger was replaced on the Mir by astronaut Mike Foale, who is in the fourth week of a four-month research mission.

NASA Television is carried on a new satellite, GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, frequency 3880 Mhz, audio 6.8 Mhz.


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