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Melissa Motichek
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

June 6, 2003
New Columbia Tribute Announced
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is planning a special honor for the Space Shuttle Columbia and its seven-person crew. Interior Secretary Gale Norton will host NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe for an event Tuesday, June 10 at 2 p.m. at the DOI in Washington.

Media interested in attending the ceremony should contact Joan Moody, DOI Public Affairs Office at: 202/208-6416.

Shortly after the event Tuesday, NASA Television will feed video coverage of the ceremony on AMC-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.

More information about the Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew is available on the Internet at:


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