From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
HOUSTON - The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference Tuesday at 8 a.m. EST, 13 minutes earlier than previously announced.
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 40-minute news conference. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
Atlantis' STS-129 mission includes three spacewalks and the installation of two platforms to the station's truss, or backbone. The platforms will store the spare parts needed to sustain station operations after the shuttle fleet is retired. Atlantis will return with station resident Nicole Stott, marking the final time the shuttle will be used to rotate station crew members.
For more information about STS-129 and its crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle †
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