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Shuttle Accident Briefing Set for Headquarters

A press briefing is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST today in Washington at NASA Headquarters in connection with the investigation into the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.

Michael Kostelnik, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, will conduct the briefing, which will be broadcast on NASA Television.

Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA centers. Headquarters is located at 300 E Street, SW, Washington, 20456.

NASA Television is available on AMC-2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical and audio is monaural at 6.8 MHz.

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