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STS-104 MISSION OVERVIEW offered on June 25



FYI, because the mission may affect ARISS operations, or you may
just want to be in the know when in QSO with Susan.  - Pat N8PK

>Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:57:13 -0500 (CDT)
>Subject: NASA JSC Release N01-40
>From: info@jsc.nasa.gov
>To: hsfnews@vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov
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>June 20, 2001
>Kirsten Larson
>Headquarters, Washington, DC
>(Phone: 202/358-0243)
>John Ira Petty
>Johnson Space Center, Houston
>(Phone: 281/483-5111)
>
>Release: N01-40
>
>NOTE TO EDITORS:
>
>
>MEDIA BRIEFING TO DISCUSS NEXT SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION
>
>
>A space shuttle mission to deliver a key component that will enable
>astronauts to conduct spacewalks on the Earth-orbiting International
>Space Station will be the subject of briefings on Monday, June 25, from
>NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
>
>Designated mission STS-104, Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled for
>launch no earlier than July 12 to carry a 6.5-ton Joint Airlock to the
>station. The airlock will permit astronauts to perform spacewalks using
>either American or Russian spacesuits without the presence of a visiting
>space shuttle.
>
>During three spacewalks, shuttle crewmembers will install the airlock
>along with four high-pressure oxygen and nitrogen tanks. This shuttle
>mission will be the 10th assembly mission to the International Space
>Station and will mark the completion of the second phase of the
>construction of the growing complex.
>
>The briefings will begin with an overview of the space station program
>at 8 a.m. CDT, concluding with the space shuttle crew news conference
>beginning at 2 p.m. CDT.
>
>Round-robin interviews with all five crew members will follow the joint
>crew conference, for reporters in attendance at Johnson, and by phone
>for those who make advance arrangements. The round-robin interviews will
>not be televised. Space may be limited. Reporters planning to attend the
>briefings and participate in the round-robin interviews must contact the
>Johnson Space Center newsroom at 281/483-5111 by close of business
>Friday, June 22, 2001.
>
>NASA Television is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West
>longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz, and
>audio of 6.8 MHz.
>
>STS-104 PREFLIGHT BRIEFINGS JUNE 25, 2001 (all times are CDT)
>
>8 a.m. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) OVERVIEW Tommy Holloway, ISS
>Program Manager Bob Cabana, ISS Deputy Manager for International
>Relations
>
>9 a.m. STS-104 MISSION OVERVIEW Paul Hill, STS-104 Lead Flight Director
>Mark Kirasich, STS-104 ISS Lead Flight Director
>
>11 a.m. NASA TELEVISION VIDEO FILE (from NASA Headquarters)
>
>11:30 a.m. JOINT AIRLOCK BRIEFING Hubert Brasseaux, STS-104 Launch
>Package Manager Peggy Guirgis, STS-104 Joint Airlock EVA Systems Lead
>Christine Tyrell, Lead ISS Environmental Systems Officer
>
>1 p.m. STS-104 SPACEWALK BRIEFING Allen Flynt, Acting Manager, EVA
>Project Office Oscar Koehler, STS-104 Lead EVA Officer
>
>2 p.m. STS-104 CREW NEWS CONFERENCE Steve Lindsey, Commander Charlie
>Hobaugh, Pilot Mike Gernhardt, Mission Specialist 1 (MS 1) Janet
>Kavandi, Mission Specialist 2 (MS 2) Jim Reilly, Mission Specialist 3
>(MS 3)
>
>3 p.m. ROUND-ROBIN INTERVIEWS (NOT SEEN ON NASA TV)
>
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Patrick L. Kilroy                                                WK
Integration & Test Lead Engineer  PHONE:  301-286-1984
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center  FAX:    301-286-1673
Building 5, Mail Code 568         E-MAIL: pat.kilroy@gsfc.nasa.gov
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