Press Release

NASA Updates Media About Space Shuttle External Tank

By SpaceRef Editor
August 18, 2005
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At 2 p.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 22, NASA managers will provide reporters the latest status of engineering teams looking into why a large piece of External Tank insulating foam broke off during Space Shuttle Discovery’s liftoff.

To participate in the telecon, media should contact Juan Linares by Noon EDT, Aug. 22 at: 202/358-2282. Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on the Internet at:

The briefers are:

– Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for Space Operations

– Dr. Richard Gilbrech, External Tank ‘Tiger Team’ lead

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SpaceRef staff editor.