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Add to NASA Daily News Summary – Media Advisory m99-248a

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December 2, 1999
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Media Advisory m99-248a

Summary:

LAUNCH OF HUBBLE SERVICING MISSION SET FOR DECEMBER 11

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LAUNCH OF HUBBLE SERVICING MISSION SET FOR DECEMBER 11

NASA managers today set Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, as the
launch date for NASA’s final Space Shuttle mission this
century. The 96th Space Shuttle mission will be highlighted
by four space walks to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

Discovery is scheduled to lift off from Launch Pad 39-B
at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL, at 12:13 a.m. EST, the
opening of a 38-minute launch window. Discovery’s planned 10-
day flight, designated Shuttle mission STS-103, is scheduled
to end with a night landing at Kennedy at about 9:21 p.m. EST
on Dec. 20.

Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Kirsten Williams
(Phone 202/358-0243).
Contact at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL: Joel Wells (Phone
321/867-2468).
Contact at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX: James
Hartsfield (Phone 281/483-5111).

For full text, see:
ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-141.txt

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