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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

November 13, 2003
NASA Announces Next Shuttle Return-To-Flight Briefing
NASA Space Shuttle Program officials will brief the media about return-to-flight issues beginning at 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.

The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television with question-and-answer capability for reporters at participating NASA centers. The briefing will focus on Return-to-Flight Shuttle processing, testing, training and response to recommendations of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

Briefing participants:

  • Bill Parsons, Space Shuttle Program Manager
  • N. Wayne Hale, Deputy Space Shuttle Program Manager
  • Col. James Halsell, NASA Return-to-Flight Planning Team Lead

    NASA Television is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

    For information about NASA, and agency Return-to-Flight efforts for the Space Shuttle, visit:


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