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March 4, 2003

Laura Brown/LTC Woody Woodyard
Columbia Accident Investigation Board, Houston
Phone: 281/283-7565/7520

Glenn Mahone/Doc Mirelson
NASA Headquarters, Washington
Phone: 202/358-1600


Columbia Accident Investigation Board Public Hearing

The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST at the University of Houston/Clear Lake, Bayou Theatre, 2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston.

CAIB chairman, retired Navy Admiral Harold W. "Hal" Gehman Jr., and other members will hear from individuals who have been asked to appear before the board to answer questions about the NASA Space Shuttle program.

For information about the CAIB on the Internet, visit:

NASA TV will carry the public hearing, but will cut away for a previously scheduled, live International Space Shuttle education event from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. EST. NASA Television is available on AMC, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees west longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz and audio of 6.8 MHz.

For more information about NASA on the Internet, visit:

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