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Jennifer McCarter
Headquarters, Washington, DC
(Phone: 202/358-1639)

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

Release: N98-36

STS-95 Crew Photo Opportunity Set for June 1

A photo opportunity with members of the STS-95 crew will be held on Monday, June 1, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CDT.

The seven-member crew will be participating in a training exercise simulating an unassisted exit from the space shuttle. Media will be able to photograph the crew members as they enter the shuttle mockup and again, as they exit during a series of planned drills. There is no opportunity for interviews or additional access to the astronauts.

The entire crew -- Commander Curt Brown, Pilot Steve Lindsey, Mission Specialists Steve Robinson and Scott Parazynski, and Payload Specialists John Glenn and NASDA astronaut Chiaki Mukai -- will be supporting this training exercise. The astronauts will wear their Launch and Entry suits for the simulation which will have them use a rappelling device to exit the shuttle mockup.

Video background footage showing various crew training activities taken during the previous week of training will be shown on May 29 during the NASA Television Video File broadcasts. NASA Television is available through the GE-2 satellite, transponder 9C, located at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz and audio at 6.8 MHz.

Important Note: Media interested in attending this photo opportunity must contact the Johnson Space Center Newsroom by noon Friday, May 29 for badging and registration. The newsroom may be reached by phone at 281/483-5111 or by fax at 281/483-2000.


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