Press Release

NASA Media Workshop Showcases Space Shuttle Discovery’s Return to Flight Progress

By SpaceRef Editor
July 12, 2004
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The media are invited for an informative workshop and tour
of the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) at NASA’s Kennedy
Space Center on July 23 to see workers preparing Space Shuttle
Discovery for Return to Flight.

Technical experts are leading workshops about Reinforced
Carbon-Carbon and vehicle instrumentation from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
EDT in the Press Site Auditorium.

Reporters then will tour the OPF and see work in progress on
Discovery, including the reinstallation of the Reinforced
Carbon-Carbon panels on the Shuttle’s wing leading edge, wiring
inspections and instrumentation being completed for Return to
Flight. NASA Vehicle Manager Stephanie Stilson will be
available to discuss the work and answer questions.

The tours will be divided into three afternoon sessions. The
first and third sessions for print reporters and still
photographers depart the KSC Press Site at noon and 2:30 p.m.
The second session for TV reporters and videographers departs
the Press Site at 1:15 p.m. Space is limited. Access is granted
on a first-requested basis and limited to two persons per

Media who want to attend this event must contact the KSC Press
Site (321/867-2468) by close of business July 21. The sessions
will not be shown on NASA Television.

Since the OPF is an operational facility that deals in
hazardous materials, all who enter must be properly dressed in
long pants and closed-toe shoes with low heels. Sleeveless
shirts are not allowed.

Media who do not currently possess KSC credentials should
submit their request via fax (321-867-2692) or e-mail and include the following information:

  • Full legal name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Social security number
  • Country of citizenship

For the latest information on NASA’s Return to Flight efforts
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SpaceRef staff editor.