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February 11, 2003

Glenn Mahone
Headquarters, Washington

Bob Jacobs
Headquarters, Washington

Release: #H03-065

Columbia Accident Congressional Hearing

A joint congressional hearing into the Space Shuttle Columbia accident will be carried live on NASA Television tomorrow, Feb. 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST. The hearing is in the Russell Caucus Room (SR-325), Russell Senate Office Building, Washington.

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, Deputy Administrator Frederick Gregory, and Associate Administrator of Space Flight William Readdy will provide testimony about the accident and the investigation being carried out by the Space Shuttle Accident Investigation Board.

The joint hearing will be co-chaired by U.S. Senator John McCain, who is a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and U.S. Representative Sherwood Boehlert, who chairs the House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.

NASA Television is broadcast on AMC-2, transponder 9C, C- Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical and audio is monaural at 6.8 MHz

Additional information about NASA and the accident is available on the Internet at:


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