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James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/244-5111)

July 5, 2005
NASA Offers Live Interviews About Space Shuttle Return To Flight
Media have the opportunity for live interviews this week with NASA experts discussing the Space Shuttle's Return to Flight. The Shuttle Discovery, with Commander Eileen Collins leading a seven-person crew, is scheduled for lift-off July 13 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, (KSC) Fla. Discovery's mission (STS-114) is the first since the Columbia accident in February, 2003.

The interviews will be conducted via satellite link-up with NASA TV. Opportunities:
– – Wednesday, July 6, 7 a.m.-8:45 a.m. EDT: Astronaut Carlos Noriega, in Spanish
– – Friday, July 8, 7 a.m.-9 a.m. EDT: STS-114 Flight Director Paul Hill

To Interview Noriega, Spanish-language media should contact the newsroom at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston at: 281/483-5111 no later than 4 p.m. EDT today. To interview Hill, media should contact the JSC newsroom no later than 3 p.m. EDT, Thursday.

For more information about the Return to Flight mission, visit:

NASA TV is carried on the Web and 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. For NASA TV information and schedules on the Web, visit:


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