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Allard Beutel/Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 321/861-6553; 321/867-2468)

July 12, 2005
NASA Updates Space Shuttle Return to Flight Activities
For the latest, detailed information about the Space Shuttle Discovery's Return to Flight Mission (STS-114) on the Web, visit:

L-1 Day - Tuesday, July 12 (ALL TIMES EDT and SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

No Earlier Than 3:00 p.m.
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin Q&A

Launch Day - Wednesday, July 13

5:30 a.m.
NASA TV live launch programming begins/tanking activities commentary
10 a.m. Live launch commentary begins
3:51 p.m. Launch

Launch + 1 hour
Press Conference:
Michael Griffin, NASA administrator; William Readdy, associate administrator, Space Operations; Bill Parsons, Shuttle program manager; Mike Leinbach, Shuttle launch director

NASA TV is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. NASA TV is also available on the Web at:


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