Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington

Aug. 18, 2009
NASA Moves Shuttle Discovery's Launch Readiness Briefing
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's news conference about the status of the next space shuttle launch will follow the conclusion of the Flight Readiness Review on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The review, originally expected to conclude Tuesday, is a meeting to assess preparations for shuttle Discovery's STS-128 mission to the International Space Station.

The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Media may ask questions from participating NASA locations. Reporters should contact their preferred NASA center to confirm participation.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

Live status updates, including the start time for the news conference, will be provided via the NASA News Twitter feed during the meeting. To access the feed, visit:

For STS-128 crew and mission information, visit:


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