Melissa Mathews/Debbie Rahn
Headquarters, Washington
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Feb. 22, 2006
NASA Schedules News Briefing With Space Station Heads of Agency
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and his counterparts from the International Space Station partnership will speak with reporters at 1 p.m. EST, Thursday, March 2 at the Kennedy Space Center press site, Fla.

The news conference follows the International Space Station Heads of Agency meeting. The meeting brings together the leaders of the Canadian, European, Japanese, Russian, and U.S. space agencies. At this meeting, agency leaders will discuss plans for launching the remaining station components and operations during the assembly process.

In addition to Griffin, news conference participants include:
Canadian Space Agency Acting President Virendra Jha
European Space Agency Director-General Jean-Jacques Dordain
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency President Keiji Tachikawa
Russian Federal Space Agency Head Anatolii Perminov

The news conference will air live on the NASA TV media and public channels. Only reporters at Kennedy may ask questions. Kennedy press contact: Tracy Young, (321) 867- 2468. Media not credentialed at Kennedy should request accreditation by 4 p.m. EST, Monday. Follow the online procedure at:

For information about the International Space Station on the Web, visit:

NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. For digital downlink information and access to the NASA TV Public Channel on the Web, visit:


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