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Jessica Rye
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RELEASE : J06-063
NASA Sets Space Shuttle Program Update On May 31
NASA managers will brief media about the status of the Space Shuttle Program and the next shuttle mission, designated STS-121, at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31. The news conference will be carried live on NASA Television and on the Web from the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Questions will be taken from media at participating NASA locations. The participants will be:

-- Wayne Hale, Space Shuttle Program manager
-- Mike Leinbach, NASA launch director

NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6; 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7; 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. For digital downlink and NASA TV information, including links to streaming video, visit:

For more information about the STS-121 mission and its crew, visit:

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