NASA Space Shuttle Program officials will brief the media
about return-to-flight issues beginning at 2 p.m. EST,
Tuesday, Nov. 18, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston.

The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television with
question-and-answer capability for reporters at participating
NASA centers. The briefing will focus on Return-to-Flight
Shuttle processing, testing, training and response to
recommendations of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

Briefing participants:

  • Bill Parsons, Space Shuttle Program Manager
  • N. Wayne Hale, Deputy Space Shuttle Program Manager
  • Col. James Halsell, NASA Return-to-Flight Planning Team Lead

NASA Television is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band,
located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0
MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80
MHz. For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

For information about NASA, and agency Return-to-Flight
efforts for the Space Shuttle, visit: