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

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

April 20, 2005
NASA Discusses Return to Flight Status Today
NASA's Space Shuttle Program managers will provide the status of preparations for the Shuttle's Return to Flight in a telephone news conference at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 20.

To participate, media should contact NASA's Johnson Space Center Newsroom at: 281/483-5111 by 2 p.m. EDT today. Providing a status of Return to Flight launch and mission preparations:

-- Bill Parsons, manager, Space Shuttle Program
-- Wayne Hale, deputy manager, Space Shuttle Program

The news conference may be monitored, without the ability to ask questions, by calling: 321/867-1220/1240. The conference will be carried live on the Internet at:

For information about STS-114 and Return to Flight, visit:


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