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[b]NASA Schedules News Conference About Next Space Shuttle Launch[/b]
NASA managers will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. CST today from the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston to provide the status of the next space shuttle mission, STS-133, and the progress of repairs since Discovery's launch was delayed Nov. 5.
The news conference will follow today's Space Shuttle Program Requirements Control Board. Program officials reviewed repairs and engineering evaluations associated with cracks on two 21-foot-long, U-shaped aluminum brackets called stringers on the shuttle's external tank.
The briefing participants are: [list][*]Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations
[*]John Shannon, Space Shuttle Program manager[/list] The conference will air live on NASA TV and the agency's website.
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