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NASA Sets Interviews With Flight Director for Next Shuttle Mission


HOUSTON - International Space Station Flight Director Sally Davis will be available for satellite interviews Monday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 a.m. CST. Davis will lead NASA’s Mission Control Center during the next space shuttle mission, which will expand the research capability of the station.

Davis is a native of El Paso, Texas, and a graduate of Texas Tech University, Lubbock. She is the lead station flight director for shuttle Atlantis’ STS-122 mission. The launch countdown is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, Dec. 3. The launch is targeted for 3:31 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Atlantis will deliver the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory to the station.

To participate in the interviews, media should contact producer Karen Svetaka at 281-483-8684 or pager 713-708-1024 by 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30. B-roll of preparations for the mission will be broadcast starting at 5:30 a.m., immediately prior to the interviews.

The NASA Television low-latency channel will be used to conduct the interviews with the least audio delay. The NASA TV low-latency channel is on satellite AMC 6, transponder 5C, located at 72 degrees west, downlink frequency 3785.5 Mhz, vertical polarity. The interviews also will be broadcast live on NASA TV.

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