Press Release

Hubble Servicing Crew To Hold News Conference From Space

By SpaceRef Editor
May 18, 2009
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The seven astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis will hold a news conference at 10:26 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 20, to discuss their mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.

Reporters may ask questions from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and NASA Headquarters in Washington.

To participate in the news conference, U.S. journalists must call the public affairs office at one of the NASA centers listed above by 2 p.m. Tuesday. Media representatives must be present at participating locations at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the news conference. NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 40-minute event. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

During Atlantis’ STS-125 mission, the crew has completed work to improve Hubble’s view of the universe with the addition of two new science instruments, the repair of two others and the replacement of other hardware that will extend the telescope’s life at least through 2014.

For more information about the STS-125 mission and its crew, visit:

For more information about the Hubble Space Telescope, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.