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Local Briefing to Outline NASA Langley Space Exploration Assignments

Shortly after a Washington, D.C., news conference to announce NASA Center exploration assignments on Tuesday, Oct. 30, NASA Langley Research Center Director Lesa Roe will hold a media briefing at approximately 2 p.m. EDT to discuss Center assignments in more detail. Reporters should contact Keith Henry at 864-6120/344-7211 for more information.

NASA to Announce Work Assignments to Enable Lunar Exploration

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Oct. 30, NASA will take another important step toward returning astronauts to the moon by assigning key future Constellation Program work to its field centers. The agency’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate will host a media roundtable at 1 p.m. EDT at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., S.W., Washington.

Briefers will be:
Rick Gilbrech, NASA associate administrator for exploration systems
Doug Cooke, NASA deputy associate administrator for exploration systems
Jeff Hanley, Constellation Program manager.

A phone bridge will be available for reporters unable to attend the roundtable. Reporters who want to participate in person or on the phone should contact Melissa Mathews at 202-358-1272 or Beth Dickey at 202-358-2087 for details. Audio of the event will be streamed live on the Web at:

Langley already is helping design and develop the Ares rockets and Orion spacecraft that will take astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station and on missions to the moon. The new work will build on the progress the Constellation Program is making with the transportation system, the lunar lander and lunar surface systems.

For more on NASA's plans to return to the moon, visit:


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