Press Release

Media Telecon Scheduled to Discuss Rocket Launch Failure

By SpaceRef Editor
August 21, 2008
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — Representatives from NASA and Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, will hold a media teleconference Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. EDT to discuss this morning’s failure of a rocket launch carrying two NASA hypersonic experimental payloads.

To participate, reporters should call 800-369-6087. The passcode is HYBOLT. Reporters will be asked give their name and media affiliation before the start of the moderated call.

At 5:10 a.m. Friday the rocket was destroyed by range safety officials after liftoff from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Friday’s teleconference will be streamed on the Web at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

SpaceRef staff editor.