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

Paul Foerman
Stennis Space Center, Miss.
(Phone: 228/688-3341)

June Malone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256/544-0034)
January 16, 2004
T-Plus One Million Seconds And Counting
The media are invited to NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss. on Wednesday, Jan. 21 for a milestone event in the Space Shuttle Program, the one millionth second of Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) testing and flight operations.

Engineers plan to test fire a Space Shuttle flight engine for 520 seconds at 4:30 p.m. EST, during which the one millionth second of firing will occur. The test SSME is scheduled for use on STS-121, the mission following the Space Shuttle's Return to Flight (STS-114).

Media planning to attend should contact Marty Oramous at: 228/688-7842 by 4 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 20 to arrange access.

For more information about NASA's Return to Flight efforts, visit:


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