NASA Changes Date for Briefings on Next Space Shuttle Mission

NASA Changes Date for Briefings on Next Space Shuttle Mission



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HOUSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A series of media briefings to preview NASA’s STS-128 space shuttle mission has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13. This is the first shuttle mission to feature two Latino astronauts, Jose Hernandez and Danny Olivas, both of Mexican descent.

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NASA Television and the agency’s Web site will provide live coverage of the mission briefings from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston beginning at 8 a.m. CDT. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA centers and journalists in Europe. A feed of video and animation of the mission and crew training will precede the briefings at 7 a.m.

U.S. reporters planning to attend the briefings in Houston must contact the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m., Aug. 6, for credentials. Journalists representing foreign news organizations, regardless of citizenship, must contact the Johnson newsroom by 5 p.m., July 30.

Discovery’s seven astronauts will be available for round-robin interviews at Johnson on Aug. 13. Reporters must contact Gayle Frere at 281-483-8645 by Aug. 6 to reserve an interview opportunity.

Hernandez is providing updates about his training on Twitter in English and Spanish. His Twitter account is astro_jose, and he can be followed at:

http://www.twitter.com/astro_jose

For Hernandez and Olivas’ complete biographies, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/astrobio.html

For the latest information about the STS-128 mission and its crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

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NASA Changes Date for Briefings on Next Space Shuttle Mission