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NASA Announces Briefings About Next Shuttle Mission



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

> July 25, 2006
>
> Allard Beutel
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-4769
>
> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
>
>
> NASA ANNOUNCES BRIEFINGS ABOUT NEXT SHUTTLE MISSION
>
> NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission in a series of media 
> briefings Friday, Aug. 11. Space Shuttle Atlantis' mission, 
> designated STS-115, is targeted for late August and will resume 
> construction of the International Space Station. The mission will 
> begin a series of flights as complex and challenging as any in 
> history to complete assembly of the station. 
>
> The briefings will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in 
> Houston and be carried live on NASA TV beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. 
> Questions will be taken from media at participating NASA locations 
> and from Canadian Space Agency headquarters in St. Hubert, Quebec, 
> Canada.
>
>
>
> Atlantis' crew is Commander Brent Jett, Pilot Chris Ferguson and 
> mission specialists Daniel Burbank, Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joe 
> Tanner and Steve MacLean, a Canadian Space Agency astronaut. 
>
> The Aug. 11 briefings are (all times Eastern):
> 9 a.m. -- Program and International Space Station Assembly Overview 
> Briefing
> 10:30 a.m. -- STS-115 Mission Overview Briefing
> noon -- STS-115 Spacewalk Overview Briefing
> 1 p.m. -- NASA TV Video File
> 2 p.m. -- STS-115 Crew News Conference
> 6 p.m. -- STS-115 Canadian Space Agency Briefing with Mission 
> Specialist Steve MacLean (for Canadian media)
>
> The STS-115 mission, set for 11 to 12 days, will install a new 17-ton 
> segment of the space station's truss backbone that will add a new set 
> of giant solar panels and associated batteries to the complex.
>
> For NASA TV schedules, downlink information and links to streaming 
> video, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 
>
> For the latest information about the STS-115 mission and its crew, 
> visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle 
>
> 	
> -end-
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