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NASA Sets Discovery, Space Station Crew News Conference


HOUSTON - The 10 crew members flying aboard the space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 6:48 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Questions from media will be taken from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; and NASA Headquarters in Washington. European media in Rome and Russian media in Moscow also will be able to ask questions during the news conference. Journalists should contact their preferred site to confirm its availability.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 40-minute news conference. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information on the Web, visit:

During Discovery’s STS-120 mission, astronauts have installed the Harmony connecting module to the space station, setting the stage for the arrival of new research laboratories from the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on upcoming shuttle missions. Before the shuttle returns home, the crew also will relocate a set of solar arrays and test a repair method for the shuttle’s heat shield.

For more information about STS-120 and its crew, visit:


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