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December 10, 2001

Kirsten Larson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-0243)

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

Release: N01-74


Shuttle, Station Crewmembers to Honor September 11 Victims

As part of a nationwide tribute to those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks on America, crewmembers aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will mark the three-month anniversary of the attacks tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m. EST.

The tribute is part of the continuing coverage of the STS-108 mission.

The tribute, which will be carried on NASA Television, is expected to include the playing of the U.S. and Russian national anthems in the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Mission Control Centers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Remarks from the three commanders and the playing of a taped tribute from the ten crewmembers aboard the space shuttle and orbiting space station will also be included in tomorrow's event.

Endeavour is orbiting the Earth with 6000 small American flags that are part of the agency's "Flags for Heroes and Families" program. Also aboard the shuttle are three large U.S. and Marine Corps flags, which were flying at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania State Capitol, along with a number of New York City police officer shields and patches, a Fire Department of New York flag and a poster with the pictures of firefighters who lost their lives in the attacks.

NASA TV is available 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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