What: The latest information about NASA’s Space Launch Initiative (SLI)
can now be found on the new SLI News Web site at:

The Space Launch Initiative News Web site was created
especially for the news media. It features information about the program,
government partners, technologies and the SLI management team. Information
about contracts with industry partners will be posted to this site as they
are awarded.

The Space Launch Initiative is the key to opening up the
space frontier for continued scientific exploration and economic expansion
by making space flight affordable and safe for both the government and
private industry. SLI is a five-year, $4.5 billion technology development
program, leading to design and development of a second generation reusable
launch vehicle.

The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is NASA’s Lead
Center for Space Transportation Systems Development, overseeing the Space
Launch Initiative.

Where: http://www.slinews.com

Contact: News media interested in additional information on the Space
Launch Initiative should contact June Malone of the Marshall Media Relations
Department at (256) 544-0034 or june.malone@msfc.nasa.gov