Press Release

NASA Sets News Conference With Shuttle and Space Station Crews

By SpaceRef Editor
March 2, 2011
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NASA Sets News Conference With Shuttle and Space Station Crews

The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference starting at 9:48 a.m. CST on Friday, March 4. Reporters may ask questions in person from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida and agency headquarters in Washington.

To participate, U.S. journalists must call the public affairs office at one of the three venues by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. Reporters at Johnson, not already credentialed for the STS-133 mission, must request access badges by March 3. Reporters must be in place at least 20 minutes before the news conference.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 40-minute news conference. Part of the conference will be for European Space Agency media outlets in native languages. An interpreted replay will air on NASA TV at 11 a.m. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

Discovery’s mission includes two spacewalks, delivery of equipment, supplies and the final U.S. module for the station. For more information about the mission and crews, visit: and

SpaceRef staff editor.