HOUSTON — The 10 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 1:08 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 24.

U.S. reporters may ask questions in person from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Headquarters in Washington. Questions also will be taken from Russian reporters at Mission Control, Moscow, and Japanese reporters at Johnson.

To participate in the news conference, U.S. journalists must call the public affairs office at their preferred NASA center by 2 p.m. Monday. Media must be in place at participating locations at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the news conference.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 40-minute news conference. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:


During Discovery’s STS-119 mission, the crews are installing the final set of solar arrays to fully power science experiments and support the station’s expanded crew of six in May.

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