Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
May 18, 2005
NASA Announces Shuttle Return to Flight Media Update
NASA's Space Shuttle Program managers will provide the status of preparations for the Shuttle's Return to Flight mission (STS-114) during a telephone news conference at 4 p.m. EDT Friday, May 20, from Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla.
The teleconference follows Friday's planned fueling of Shuttle Discovery's fuel tank (External Tank-120) at the launch pad. The exact time of the teleconference is dependent on weather and real-time tanking operations.
To participate, media must contact the KSC newsroom, at: 321/867-2468, by 5 p.m. EDT May 19. Teleconference participants:
-- Bill Parsons, manager, Space Shuttle Program
-- Mike Leinbach, NASA launch director
-- Sandy Coleman, External Tank Project manager
The teleconference will be audio-streamed live on the Internet at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio
For information about Space Shuttle Return to Flight on the Web, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight
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