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NASA Schedules News Conference About Next Space Shuttle Launch



Oct. 18, 2010

Michael Curie 
Headquarters, Washington      
202-358-1100 
michael.curie@xxxxxxxx 

Candrea Thomas 
Kennedy Space Center, Fla. 
321-867-2468 
candrea.k.thomas@xxxxxxxx 

MEDIA ADVISORY: M10-145

NASA SCHEDULES NEWS CONFERENCE ABOUT NEXT SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA managers will hold a news conference on 
Monday, Oct. 25, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to 
discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch. The briefing 
will begin after the Flight Readiness Review, a meeting to assess 
preparations for shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission to the 
International Space Station. 

Live status updates, including the start time for the news conference, 
will be provided during the meeting via the NASA News Twitter feed. 
To access the feed, go to the nasa.gov homepage or visit: 



http://www.twitter.com/nasa 


NASA expects to announce an official launch date at the conclusion of 
the review. Discovery and six NASA astronauts are targeted to lift 
off at 4:40 p.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 1. 

The briefing participants are: 
-- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations 
-- Mike Moses, Space Shuttle Program launch integration manager 
-- Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director 

NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the briefing 
live. Reporters may ask questions from participating NASA locations, 
and should contact their preferred NASA center to confirm 
participation. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling 
information, visit: 



http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 


For STS-133 crew and mission information, visit: 



http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle 

	
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