NASA Sets Discovery, Space Station Crew News Conference

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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