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NASA Announces News Conference on Next Shuttle Launch



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

> Nov. 21, 2006
>
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-3749
>
> Jessica Rye
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468 
>
>
> NASA ANNOUNCES NEWS CONFERENCE ON NEXT SHUTTLE LAUNCH
>
> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With space shuttle Discovery poised on the 
> launch pad for the next assembly mission to the International Space 
> Station, NASA managers plan to hold a news conference at 
> approximately 3 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 29 to discuss the status of 
> the upcoming mission. The news conference will be at the Kennedy 
> Space Center, Fla., and begin after the conclusion of the traditional 
> Flight Readiness Review.
>
> The news conference follows a two-day assessment of preparations for 
> Discovery's mission, designated STS-116. The Nov. 28-29 meeting may 
> produce a number of key decisions about the assembly flight, 
> including selection of an official launch date. The current target 
> date for the Discovery's launch is no earlier than 9:36 p.m. EST on 
> Dec. 7.
>
> Briefing participants:
> -- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations
> -- Wayne Hale, Space Shuttle Program manager
> -- Mike Leinbach, NASA launch director
>
> The start of the news conference will depend on the ending time of the 
> Review. It will air live on NASA TV. 
>
> For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, 
> visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 
>
> For STS-116 crew and mission information, visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
>
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