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October 27, 1997

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

Eileen M. Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Release: N97-75


Foale to Discuss Mir Mission

Astronaut Michael Foale, who recently returned from his 145-day stay in space, will discuss his journey during a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. CST.

The press conference will originate from the Johnson Space Center, Houston, and will be broadcast on NASA Television, providing multi-center question and answer capability for reporters at participating NASA centers. Due to Foale's post-flight schedule requirements, he may not be available for additional interview opportunities in the near future.

During his 134 days as a crew member aboard the Russian Mir space station, Foale traveled more than 58 million miles. Foale was launched in May as a crew member on STS-84, which delivered him to the Mir on May 17, and he returned on STS-86 on Oct. 6.

Foale's press conference can be seen on NASA Television, which is carried on GE-2, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, frequency 3880 Mhz, audio 6.8 Mhz.


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