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Allard Beutel/Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769/3749)

Aug. 17, 2005
NASA Updates Media About Space Shuttle External Tank
At 2 p.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 22, NASA managers will provide reporters the latest status of engineering teams looking into why a large piece of External Tank insulating foam broke off during Space Shuttle Discovery's liftoff.

To participate in the telecon, media should contact Juan Linares by Noon EDT, Aug. 22 at: 202/358-2282. Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on the Internet at:

The briefers are:

- Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for Space Operations
- Dr. Richard Gilbrech, External Tank 'Tiger Team' lead

For additional background about External Tank engineering troubleshooting and for the latest information about NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, visit:

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