As part of a nationwide tribute to those who lost their
lives in the September 11th attacks on America, crewmembers
aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space
Station will mark the three-month anniversary of the attacks
tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m. EST.

The tribute is part of the continuing coverage of the STS-108

The tribute, which will be carried on NASA Television, is
expected to include the playing of the U.S. and Russian
national anthems in the Space Shuttle and International Space
Station Mission Control Centers at NASA’s Johnson Space
Center in Houston. Remarks from the three commanders and the
playing of a taped tribute from the ten crewmembers aboard
the space shuttle and orbiting space station will also be
included in tomorrow’s event.

Endeavour is orbiting the Earth with 6000 small American
flags that are part of the agency’s “Flags for Heroes and
Families” program. Also aboard the shuttle are three large
U.S. and Marine Corps flags, which were flying at the World
Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania State
Capitol, along with a number of New York City police officer
shields and patches, a Fire Department of New York flag and a
poster with the pictures of firefighters who lost their lives
in the attacks.

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.