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

Jessica Rye
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

August 7, 2005
NASA Announces Shuttle Discovery Landing Times
NASA will have several opportunities to land Discovery Tuesday, both at the Kennedy Space Center and two backup sites. Times are approximate and subject to change. All times EDT:

Primary landing site: Kennedy Space Center
5:07 a.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 4:01 a.m.)
6:43 a.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 5:37 a.m.)

First backup site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
8:12 a.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 7:06 a.m.)
9:47 a.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 8:44 a.m.)

Second backup site: White Sands Test Facility, N.M.
6:39 a.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 5:33 a.m.)
8:13 a.m. landing (de-orbit burn at 7:09 a.m.)

There are landing opportunities Wednesday at all three sites, if needed. For more information about the Return to Flight mission on the Web, visit:

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