NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and astronaut Barbara
Morgan will hold a news conference from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45
a.m. EDT tomorrow, April 16, from NASA’s Johnson Space Center
(JSC), Houston. The briefing will be carried live on NASA
Television with live question-and-answer capability from
participating NASA centers.

Friday, Administrator O’Keefe announced Morgan would fly on a
Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station
shortly after the completion of the core elements of the
orbiting outpost.

Morgan was selected as a Mission Specialist member of the
Astronaut Class of 1998. Since then, she has undergone
training for spaceflight and currently serves as the
communications interface between Mission Control and the
Expedition Four Crew aboard the orbiting station.

Prior to joining NASA, Morgan served as the backup candidate
for the Teacher in Space Program and trained along with
Christa McAuliffe and the STS-51L crew of Challenger, which
was lost shortly after launch on Jan. 28, 1986.

Media wishing to cover the press conference at JSC should
notify the center’s newsroom at 281/483-5111 NO LATER THAN 5
p.m. EDT today to arrange for credentials. Reporters should
arrive at JSC NO LATER THAN 9:30 a.m. EDT for badging and

NASA TV is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees
West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of
3880 MHz and audio of 6.8 MHz.