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

Dave Drachlis
Stafford-Covey Task Group, Houston
(Phone: 256/651-4713)

June Malone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256/544-0034)
December 2, 2004
Stafford-Covey Task Group Schedules Public Meeting and Briefing
The Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group will hold its next public meeting at 8:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, Dec. 16, at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Institute, 14205 Cochran Road, Building 700, Huntsville, Ala.

A news conference will follow the meeting at 3 p.m. EST at the Marshall Center Studio in Building 4207. The news conference will be carried live on NASA TV with questions taken only from media at Marshall.

The news conference participants are Task Group Co-Chairmen retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas P. Stafford and Richard O. Covey, Technical Panel Lead Joseph Cuzzupoli, Management Panel Lead Dr. Daniel L. Crippen and Operations Panel Lead Col. James C. Adamson.

Reporters who want to participate should contact June Malone at the Marshall Public Affairs Office at: 256/544-0034 by 5 p.m. EST, Dec. 14, for access. Media attending the news conference must report to Gate 9, Ridout Road exit from I-565. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of vehicle registration and insurance. NASA chartered the Task Group to perform an independent assessment of the agency's NASA's implementation of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board's recommendations.

Additional information on the Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group is available at:

NASA TV is available via satellite in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

The news briefing also will be broadcast live on the Internet at:

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