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STEREO L-1 Prelaunch Science Press Briefing Date: October 24, 1 pm ET


NASA's upcoming Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) mission is the first to provide a 3-D view of the sun and solar wind. This perspective is critical to improving our understanding of space weather and its impact on astronauts and Earth systems like communications, satellites and power grids. The two nearly identical solar observatories are scheduled for launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on October 25, 2006 with a launch window of 8:38 to 8:53 PM EDT.


+ Michael Kaiser, STEREO Project Scientist, NASA GSFC
+ Russ Howard, SECHHI Principal Investigator, Naval Research Laboratory
+ Nicholas Chrissotimos, NASA GSFC STEREO Project Manager
+ Janet Luhmann, IMPACT Principal Investigator
+ Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta, Science Mission Directorate, NASA HQ


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Contact Information:

Erica Hupp
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC
Phone: 202/358-1237/1726

Rani Gran
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland
Phone: 301/286-2483/8955

Kristi Marren
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, Maryland
Phone: 240/228-6268

Event Information:

The L-1 Science Briefing will take place on October 24, 2006 at 1 pm EDT. Reporters should call 1-800-369-1643 (International: 210-234-0023) and use the passcode "STEREO" to listen and ask questions for this media teleconference. We will accommodate ISDN interviews with Michael Kaiser by request. A replay of the teleconference will also be available for one week by dialing 866-454-2130 (International: 203-369-1246). If you have questions about this, please notify Rani Gran -- Phone: 301/286-2483/8955