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

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

July 30, 2004
Shuttle Implementation Plan Update Scheduled For Tuesday
The latest version of "NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond" will be released publicly Tuesday morning, followed by a media telephone conference in the afternoon. The plan and the teleconference will outline the agency's progress in safely returning Space Shuttles to flight.

The updated Space Shuttle implementation plan will be available August 3 at 9 a.m. EDT on NASA's Return to Flight Internet web site at:

The media teleconference will follow at 4 p.m. EDT. The participants will be Michael Kostelnik, deputy associate administrator for International Space Station and Space Shuttle programs; Bill Parsons, Space Shuttle program manager; Wayne Hale, Space Shuttle Program deputy manager; and John Casper, deputy of the Return to Flight Planning Team and manager of the Space Shuttle Program Management Integration and Planning Office.

News media who want to be included in the teleconference should call the NASA Johnson Space Center Newsroom at 281/483-5111 by noon EDT Tuesday, August 3.

Media representatives who do not want to ask questions can use NASA's "monitor only" phone lines: 321/867-1220/1240/1260.


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