Press Release

Shuttle Accident Briefings Set

By SpaceRef Editor
February 4, 2003
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Shuttle Accident Briefings Set

A press briefing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday in
Washington at NASA Headquarters in connection with the
investigation into the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.

NASA’s Associate Administrator for Space Flight Bill Readdy, Michael
Kostelnik, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Space Shuttle and
International Space Station programs, and Dr. Howard Ross, NASA’s
Acting Associate Deputy Administrator for Science for the Office of
Biological and Physical Research, will discuss the status of the
accident investigation and the research that was the focus of
Columbia’s last mission. Reporters will be able to ask questions from
participating NASA centers. Headquarters is located at 300 E Street,
SW, Washington, 20456.

Ron Dittemore, NASA’s Space Shuttle Program Manager, will update
the press on the mishap investigation at 4:30 p.m. EST from the
Johnson Space Center. Reporters will be able to ask questions from
participating NASA centers

The press conferences will be broadcast on NASA Television. NASA
Television is available on AMC-2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at
85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization
is vertical and audio is monaural at 6.8 MHz.

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