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Shuttle Accident Briefings Set

A press briefing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday in Washington at NASA Headquarters in connection with the investigation into the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.

NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Flight Bill Readdy, Michael Kostelnik, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, and Dr. Howard Ross, NASA's Acting Associate Deputy Administrator for Science for the Office of Biological and Physical Research, will discuss the status of the accident investigation and the research that was the focus of Columbia's last mission. Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA centers. Headquarters is located at 300 E Street, SW, Washington, 20456.

Ron Dittemore, NASA's Space Shuttle Program Manager, will update the press on the mishap investigation at 4:30 p.m. EST from the Johnson Space Center. Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA centers

The press conferences will be broadcast on NASA Television. 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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