Press Release

Return to Flight Task Group Briefing Airs in Digital Format

By SpaceRef Editor
June 6, 2005
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The Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group (SCTG) news conference at 2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 8 will be carried live in digital format on NASA TV. Special equipment is required to view the digital broadcast, but it will also be available to analog audiences.

The news conference is from JSC following the SCTG public meeting. NASA chartered the Task Group to perform an independent assessment of the agency’s implementation of the 15 Return to Flight recommendations made by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. EDT at the Webster Civic Center, 311 Pennsylvania Avenue, Webster, Texas. Live audio of the meeting will be available at:

The news conference will be live on NASA TV, with questions taken from media at participating NASA locations. Reporters who want to participate from JSC should contact the Public Affairs Office at: 281/483-5111 by 4 p.m. EDT, June 7. News conference participants: Return to Flight Task Group Co-Chairmen and retired astronauts Lt. Gen. Thomas Stafford and Richard Covey; Technical Panel Lead Joseph Cuzzupoli; Management Panel Lead Dr. Daniel Crippen; Operations Panel Lead Col. James Adamson.

For information about the NASA TV digital conversion, required equipment and to view the webcast of the press conference, visit:

For information about the Return to Flight Task Group on the Web, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.