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August 5, 2002

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

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


Status of ISS Expedition Subject of August 8 Briefing

The progress of the fifth expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) will be discussed during a Mission Status Briefing at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, Aug. 8, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. The briefing will be broadcast on NASA Television.

Mission officials will offer an update on activities aboard the ISS by Expedition Five Commander Valery Korzun and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Sergei Treschev, who will soon enter the third month of their mission on the complex. They are due to return to Earth this fall.

The briefing will feature information on two upcoming spacewalks by the Expedition Five crew planned for August 16 and 23 to continue the external outfitting of the Russian segment of the ISS.

Participants for Thursday's briefing include: * John Curry, ISS Flight Director * Dianne Murphy, Expedition Five Increment Manager * Cindy Begley, Expedition Five Lead Spacewalk Officer * Vic Cooley, Expedition Five Increment Scientist

NASA Television 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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