Press Release

NASA to Discuss Status of Hubble Servicing Mission Thursday

By SpaceRef Editor
October 29, 2008
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NASA to Discuss Status of Hubble Servicing Mission Thursday

WASHINGTON — NASA will host a media teleconference at 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 30, to discuss the status of the upcoming shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The fifth and final “house call” by astronauts to the telescope originally was planned for Oct. 10 but was postponed due to an onboard computer anomaly.

The briefing participants are: – Jon Morse, director of the Astrophysics Division in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington – Preston Burch, Hubble Space Telescope manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

To participate in the teleconference, reporters in the U.S. should call 1-888-469-0494 and use the passcode “Hubble.” International reporters should call 1-415-228-3905.

Approximately one hour after the briefing concludes, a recorded replay of the conference will be available by calling 1-888-458-8114. International callers can hear the replay by calling 1-402-998-1352.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

SpaceRef staff editor.