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NASA Sets Briefings to Preview Next Space Shuttle Mission



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

> Aug. 24, 2007
>
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-3749
> katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov
>
> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
> james.a.hartsfield@nasa.gov
>
>
>
> NASA SETS BRIEFINGS TO PREVIEW NEXT SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION
>
> HOUSTON - NASA will discuss the next space shuttle mission during a 
> daylong series of media briefings from the Johnson Space Center on 
> Friday, Sept. 14. Space shuttle Discovery's 13-day mission, 
> designated STS-120, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23. The mission 
> will continue construction of the International Space Station.
>
> The briefing schedule is (all times CDT):(UTC ADD +5 HOURS)
>
> 8:00 a.m. -- Space Shuttle and Space Station Program overview
> 9:30 a.m. -- STS-120 mission overview
> 11:00 a.m. -- NASA TV Video File
> 11:30 a.m. -- STS-120 spacewalk overview 
> 1:00 p.m. -- STS-120 crew news conference (photo opportunity follows)
> 2:00 p.m. -- Round-robin crew interviews
>
> All briefings except the round-robin crew interviews will be broadcast 
> live on NASA Television and the Web at: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
> Discovery's crew members are Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka 
> and mission specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Douglas 
> Wheelock, Dan Tani and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency. 
> Tani will remain aboard the station for several months and return 
> with the STS-122 crew. Current station Flight Engineer Clayton 
> Anderson will return to Earth aboard Discovery.
>
> Discovery's crew will add a module that will serve as a port for 
> installing additional international laboratories. The Harmony module 
> will be the first expansion of the living and working space on the 
> complex since the Russian Pirs airlock was installed in 2001. The 
> mission also will move the first set of solar arrays installed on the 
> station to a permanent location on the complex and redeploy them.
>
>
>
> For the latest information about the STS-120 mission and its crew, 
> visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
>
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