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Chris Rink
NASA Langley Research Center
(Phone: 757/864-6786)
RELEASE : 05-045
Media Invited to View Return to Flight at NASA Langley

As NASA moves toward a new launch attempt, local media are again invited to watch the countdown of Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-114) Return to Flight with NASA Langley Research Center employees.

The Reid Conference Center will open at 10:15 a.m. EDT for employees to watch the 10:39 a.m., July 26 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 10 a.m.

The official launch countdown for Discovery began Saturday. Issues with the fuel sensor system caused Space Shuttle managers to scrub the first launch attempt.

A team of Langley managers, researchers and other personnel are supporting various aspects of Discovery's flight. The 12-day mission has a planned Kennedy Space Center landing in Florida on August 7.

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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