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August 8, 1997

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

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

Release: N97-56


Next Mir Status Briefing Set

The latest developments aboard the Russian Mir space station will be discussed at a status briefing to be conducted at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. CDT.

NASA's Shuttle-Mir Phase One Program Manager, Frank Culbertson, will conduct the briefing, which will be broadcast on NASA Television with two-way question and answer capability for reporters at participating NASA centers.

A later briefing by Culbertson and others, which will provide a comprehensive preview of the internal spacewalk planned for Aug. 20 by Mir 24 Commander Anatoly Solovyev and Flight Engineer Pavel Vinogradov to relocate power cables from the Mir's Spektr module to the Core Module, will be held after a spacewalk joint readiness review between U.S. and Russian officials several days earlier. A specific date and time for that briefing will be determined soon.

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


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