CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA will host a news conference at no earlier than 4 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 27, to discuss the status of the space shuttle’s upcoming mission, STS-117. Topics will include the latest on possible impacts to the mission from a hail storm at Kennedy Space Center Monday.

The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s Internet site from Kennedy. Questions will be taken from media at participating NASA locations. Media not at Kennedy are asked to call Public Affairs at their local field center to RSVP.

Senior spaceflight managers are at Kennedy for the Flight Readiness Review, a thorough assessment of preparations for an upcoming mission.

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