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Dean Acosta/Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1400/4769)

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

April 29, 2005
NASA to Discuss Return to Flight Effort
NASA plans two news events today, April 29, to update media representatives on the agency's Space Shuttle Return to Flight efforts and the STS-114 mission.

At 10:30 a.m. EDT, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and Associate Administrator for Space Operations William Readdy will speak with reporters at Headquarters in Washington. The news conference will be carried live on NASA Television and Questions from media representatives outside of Washington unfortunately cannot be supported.

At 11:30 a.m., Space Shuttle Program Manager Bill Parsons, Deputy Space Shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale and International Space Station Program Manager Bill Gerstenmaier will talk to media about the status of preparations for Return to Flight. Reporters at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and participating agency field centers will be able to ask questions during this news conference.

NASA TV is available on the Web and via satellite in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. It is available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

NASA TV information and schedules are available on the Internet at:


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