NASA Sets Discovery, Space Station Crew News Conference

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HOUSTON -- The 13 crew members flying aboard space shuttle Discovery
and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at
7:54 p.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 4.

Reporters may ask questions from NASA's Johnson Space Center in
Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Headquarters in
Washington. Journalists from Canada and Sweden also will participate
in the news conference. To take part, U.S. journalists must RSVP by
calling the public affairs office at a participating NASA center by
noon CDT on Sept. 4.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 35-minute news
conference. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video
information, visit:


Discovery's 13-day STS-128 mission includes three spacewalks. The
flight also is delivering a new station crew member, storage racks,
materials and fluids science racks, a freezer to store research
samples, a new sleeping compartment, an air purification system, and
a treadmill named after comedian Stephen Colbert.

For more information about STS-128 and its crew, visit:


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