The first spectacular images from the newly installed
Advanced Camera for Surveys on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope
will be released at a press briefing Tuesday, April 30, 2002,
at 1 p.m. EDT. The new camera was installed on Hubble by
shuttle astronauts during the successful servicing mission in
March, designated STS-109. The panoramic images dramatically
demonstrate Hubble’s increased ability to peer more deeply
into the universe to make profound new discoveries.

Panelists will be:

* Dr. Ed Weiler, Associate Administrator for Space Science,
NASA Headquarters, Washington

* Dr. John Grunsfeld, STS-109 Astronaut and Payload

* Dr. Holland Ford, Principal Investigator, Advanced Camera
for Surveys, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

* Dr. Dave Leckrone, Hubble Project Scientist, Goddard Space
Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

* Preston Burch, Hubble Project Manager, Goddard Space
Flight Center

The briefing will originate from the James E. Webb Auditorium
at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., SW, Washington, and will be
carried live on NASA TV with two-way question-and-answer
capability for reporters covering the event from
participating NASA centers.

NASA Television is broadcast on the GE2 satellite,
Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, frequency
3880.0 MHz, audio 6.8 MHz. Audio of the broadcast will be
available on voice circuit at the NASA’s Kennedy Space
Center, Fla., on 321/867-1220. In addition, the briefing will
be webcast live via links at: