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

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

January 20, 2004
New Recorded Interviews With Next Shuttle Crew Available
Why do the astronauts who will return the Space Shuttle to safe flight believe human space flight is worth the risk? How has their approach to space flight changed as a result of the Columbia accident? How have they dealt with the events of the past year? These are among the questions answered by the next Space Shuttle crew, STS-114, in a series of videotaped interviews available tomorrow.

Excerpts from the interviews, along with recent footage of the STS-114 crew in training, will be broadcast on the NASA Television Video File at noon EST Wednesday. Full taped copies of interviews with STS-114 Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot Jim Kelly and Mission Specialists Soichi Noguchi, Steve Robinson, Andy Thomas, Wendy Lawrence and Charlie Camarda may be obtained by contacting NASA's Johnson Space Center newsroom at: 281/483-5111. Transcripts will also be available at:

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 6.80 MHz.

For more information about the Space Shuttle, the STS-114 crew and the Return to Flight mission visit:


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