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NASA CHANGES ISS BRIEFING



Submitted by Arthur- N1ORC

Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington                   January 21, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

Rob Navias
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)


NASA CHANGES INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION BRIEFING

     NASA is moving a scheduled news briefing about activities
aboard the International Space Station to Friday, Jan. 23 at 3
p.m. EST from NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
Space Station managers will update reporters on the work being
done by astronaut Michael Foale and Russian cosmonaut Alexander
Kaleri, as they near the halfway mark of their six-month
mission.

The panel will take questions from reporters at participating
NASA centers. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA
Television.

Participants in Friday's briefing:
- Bill Gerstenmaier, International Space Station Program
Manager
- Joel Montalbano, Expedition 8 Lead Flight Director
- Dr. Janice Voss, Expedition 8 Lead Increment Scientist

Foale, the Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer, and
Kaleri, the Flight Engineer, were launched to the Space Station
on Oct. 18. They will spend almost 200 days on the outpost,
with a scheduled homecoming April 29. For information about
activities aboard the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

NASA Television is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band,
located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0
MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80
MHz. For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html


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