NASA to Brief Media about Completion of Orion Vehicle Design Review

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WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a teleconference Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 3
p.m. EDT to discuss the conclusion of the preliminary design review
for the Orion crew exploration vehicle.

The preliminary design review is one of a series of reviews that
occurs before hardware manufacturing may begin. As the review process
progresses, detailed parts of the vehicle design are assessed to
ensure the overall system can meet all NASA requirements for safe and
reliable flight. The Orion Project's review process culminates in a
board meeting held at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston
beginning Aug. 31.

The briefing participants are:
-Geoff Yoder, director, Constellation Systems Division, NASA
Headquarters, Washington
-Jeff Hanley, manager, Constellation Program, NASA's Johnson Space
-Mark Geyer, manager, Orion Project, NASA's Johnson Space Center

Reporters should contact Grey Hautaluoma at 202-358-0668, or Ashley
Edwards at 202-358-1756, by noon Sept. 1 for dial-in information.

To listen to live streaming audio of the call, visit:


For more information about the Orion crew exploration vehicle, visit:


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