Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center

Don Savage/J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington

Susan Hendrix/Ed Campion
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Oct. 29, 2008
NASA To Discuss Status Of Hubble Servicing Mission Thursday
WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 30, to discuss the status of the upcoming shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The fifth and final "house call" by astronauts to the telescope originally was planned for Oct. 14 but was postponed due to an onboard computer anomaly.

The briefing participants are:
- Jon Morse, director of the Astrophysics Division in NASA's Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington
- Preston Burch, Hubble Space Telescope manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

To participate in the teleconference, reporters in the U.S. should call 1-888-469-0494 and use the passcode "Hubble." International reporters should call 1-415-228-3905.

Approximately one hour after the briefing concludes, a recorded replay of the conference will be available by calling 1-888-458-8114. International callers can hear the replay by calling 1-402-998-1352.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on the Internet at:


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