Michael Curie
Headquarters, Washington     
Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston
Feb. 3, 2011
NASA To Hold Briefing On The Shuttle Commander For April Flight
HOUSTON -- NASA will hold a news conference to discuss command of the STS-134 space shuttle mission at 2 p.m. CST Friday, Feb. 4, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The briefing participants are:
-- Mark Kelly, commander, STS-134
-- Peggy Whitson, chief, Astronaut Office
-- Brent Jett, chief, Flight Crew Operations Directorate

The news conference will be broadcast on NASA Television and the agency's website. Reporters may ask questions from Johnson, NASA Headquarters in Washington and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

U.S. media representatives planning to attend the briefing must contact the NASA newsroom at one of the three facilities listed above by 1 p.m.

Because of expected winter weather conditions, Johnson will be closed until noon Friday. However, the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 will be staffed beginning at 9 a.m. to receive calls from journalists requesting credentials.

For more information on the STS-134 mission and crew, visit:


Complete astronaut biographies are available at:



For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:



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