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Melissa Mathews
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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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Feb. 27, 2006
NASA Updates Plans for Heads of Agency News Briefing
Reporters at participating NASA centers will be able to ask questions of NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and his counterparts from the International Space Station partnership at Thursday's 1 p.m. EST news conference from the Kennedy Space Center press site, Fla.

News media who want to participate should contact their nearest NASA center for accreditation information. 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. In addition to Griffin, news conference participants are:

Canadian Space Agency Vice 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 press conference airs live on the NASA TV media and public channels 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:

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


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