Kennedy News

Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington

Jan. 20, 2010
NASA Schedules News Conference About Next Space Shuttle Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA managers will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch. The briefing will begin after the Flight Readiness Review, a meeting to assess preparations for shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station.

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, go to the homepage or visit:

The review is expected to include the selection of an official launch date. Endeavour is targeted to launch at 4:39 a.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 7.

The briefing participants are:
- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations
- Mike Suffredini, manager, Space Station Program
- Mike Moses, space shuttle launch integration manager, Space Shuttle Program
- Mike Leinbach, space shuttle launch director

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

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

For STS-130 crew and mission information, visit:


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