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Chris Rink
NASA Langley Research Center
(Phone: 757/864-6786)
RELEASE : 05-042
NASA Langley Watches as Shuttle Returns to Flight

Local media are invited to watch the final minutes of countdown for NASA's Return to Flight launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-114) with NASA Langley Research Center employees.

The Reid Conference Center will open at 3:30 p.m. EDT for employees to watch the 3:51 p.m., July 13 launch on a large viewing screen; the launch window is approximately five minutes. NASA Langley's News Media Office will issue a Media Advisory if this schedule changes.

Media interested in attending should contact the News Media Office at 864-6300 and plan to be at NASA Langley's main gate no later than 3:15 p.m.

A team of Langley managers, researchers and other personnel are supporting various aspects of Discovery's flight. This historic mission is the 114th Shuttle flight and 17th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. The 12-day mission has a planned Kennedy Space Center landing in Florida at approximately 11:01 a.m. EDT, July 25.

For this mission, the Discovery's crew will test new equipment and procedures to increase Shuttle safety, and deliver spare parts and supplies to the Station.

For detailed information about NASA's Return to Flight visit:


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