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

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

January 26, 2004
Return to Flight Crew Reflects on Columbia's Loss
The astronauts who will fly the next Space Shuttle mission remember the Columbia crew in a new series of interviews on NASA Television Tuesday. Crewmembers also relate their motivation for the Return to Flight mission (STS-114).

The STS-114 crewmembers are Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot Jim Kelly, Mission Specialists Soichi Noguchi, Steve Robinson, Andy Thomas, Wendy Lawrence and Charlie Camarda. Their comments air in a NASA TV Video File beginning at noon EST Tuesday and will air at three-hour intervals throughout the day.

Other portions of the crew interviews were released last week. Full taped copies of the interviews are available by contacting NASA's Johnson Space Center newsroom at 281/483-5111. Written transcripts of the interviews are available at:

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:


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